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8/30/2017

Mill 16 Face Mill Handles Difficult-To-Machine Applications

Originally titled 'Face Mill Handles Difficult-To-Machine Applications'
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Kennametal’s Mill 16 is for face milling applications such as compacted graphite iron, or CGI. CGI is difficult to machine and requires cutting tools both tough and wear-resistant.

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Kennametal Inc.’s Mill 16 is for face milling applications such as compacted graphite iron, or CGI. CGI is difficult to machine and requires cutting tools both tough and wear-resistant, the company says. And because of the continuing call for cost-effective machining solutions across all manufacturing industries, these tools must also offer a low cost per part and predictable tool life.

Compared to cast iron, CGI has lower weight and greater strength, and is ideal for components that are exposed to both thermal and mechanical stresses like engine blocks and heads for cars and trucks, exhaust manifolds, and brake parts. As with other cast irons, however, it is quite abrasive, and somewhat gummy to machine. According to the company, Mill 16 was developed as a best-in-class face mill not only for CGI, but for all types of cast iron, which remains a popular choice for gear boxes, housings, pump bodies, and other components used in the automotive, agricultural, and heavy equipment sectors.

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