End Mills Handle Gummy Materials That Stick to Tools
Eastec 2019: Customers machining materials like 304 stainless steel or Ti-6AI4V may find use for the Pystl from GWS Tool Group
Shops machining materials like 304 stainless steel or Ti-6AI4V may find use for the Pystl from GWS Tool Group, which is designed for full relief so as to provide a cutting edge that is both rigid and free-cutting.
Another feature making the end mill useful for gummy materials like 316L and 303 stainless steel is the index design incorporated into the four-flute and five-flute tools. The design reduces vibration in machining operations by breaking up the harmonic resonance prominent with end mills using equal spacing between each flute. Additionally, a tapered core is included for deflection during machining.
The series features a nano-PVD coating that incorporates elements like aluminum and chromium for hardness, heat resistance and lubricity. Micro-grain carbide is used for the base. The series, which includes four-, five- and seven-flute end mills offers tools available in diameters ranging from 1/8" to 1¼" with radii ranging from 0.010" to 0.250". Shank treatment for added anti-pullout protection is also available.
Reducing cutting fluid use offers the chance for considerable cost savings. Tool life may even improve.
The right choices in tooling and technique can optimize the thread turning process.
Consider these alternatives when conventional drilling can't do the job.