Multipurpose Cutting Tool Reduces Cost
Arno Werkzeuge USA’s Shark-Cut line is a multipurpose cutting tool platform for a range of turning applications, enabling shops to use one tool for facing, drilling, boring and turning.
Arno Werkzeuge USA’s Shark-Cut line is a multipurpose cutting tool platform for a range of turning applications, enabling shops to use one tool for facing, drilling, boring and turning. By combining four operations into just one tool, the company says the cutting tool system offers an immediate cost savings of as much as 50 percent, eliminating the need to purchase additional cutting tools such as drills, boring bars and inserts.
The system reduces tool setup and indexing time between operations for further cost savings, efficiency and flexibility. It also creates room on the turret for other tools, so shops can maximize the productivity of their machines.
The product range features inserts that are peripherally ground and precisely pressed in grades and geometries for a variety of materials including aluminum and nonferrous, steel and high-temperature alloys. Multiple coolant ports insure cutting-edge immersion and chip evacuation.
One of the most common methods of tapping in use today on CNC machines is 'rigid tapping' or 'synchronous feed tapping.' A rigid tapping cycle synchronizes the machine spindle rotation and feed to match a specific thread pitch. Since the feed into the hole is synchronized, in theory a solid holder without any tension-compression can be used.
The more common twist drill point geometries often are not the best for the job at hand. By choosing the best point for the material being drilled, it is possible to achieve better tool life, hole geometry, precision, and productivity.
Applying ceramic inserts is not a simple substitution of one cutting tool material for another. There are significant process considerations that shops should examine carefully in order to realize performance and tool life expectations from ceramic inserts. Here's a look at some of the ways they are used.