Milling Tool Requires No Pre-Drilled Holes, Improving Cycle Time
IMTS 2018: Vargus USA’s TMDR solid carbide thread milling tool enables drilling, thread milling and chamfering in one tooling operation.
Vargus USA’s TMDR solid carbide thread milling tool enables drilling, thread milling and chamfering in one tooling operation. The tool does not require pre-drilled holes and can work immediately on the surface of the component, which improves cycle time and productivity. It also works on components with pre-drilled holes including blind holes, through holes and semi-finished holes.
The tool suits full profile applications, with or without coolant, with a range of materials such as steel, stainless steel, cast iron and nonferrous metals.
The tool features thread lengths measuring 2×D and 2.5×D. Thread standards are American UN, from no. 4-40 up to ¾"10, and ISO Metric from M3×0.5 up to M23×2.5. The tool is available in the general-purpose VTS grade, coated with TiCN for high wear resistance. It is integrated into Vargus Genius software for tool selection and cutting data.
A spot drill has a 90-degree point angle, which makes it easy to calculate the depth of a hole to be spot-drilled. You simply divide the diameter of the spot-drilled hole.
Consider these alternatives when conventional drilling can't do the job.
Most turning centers are equipped with some helpful canned cycles. Fanuc, for example, has three simple, one-pass canned cycles (G90 for turning and boring; G92 for threading; and G94 for facing).