New Corner Radius Options for End Mill Series
SGS Tool Co. has expanded its series 33 high-performance end mills for difficult-to-machine materials such as stainless steel, titanium and Inconel. The lineup features a comprehensive fractional and metric selection in a variety of corner radii and the company’s Ti-Namite-A coating to improve tool life and performance. This expansion brings new metric corner-radius items and optional Haimer Safe-Lock technology to the series 33 line.
Creating threaded holes in titanium alloys calls for proper techniques based on an understanding of both the properties of these materials and the peculiarities of the tapping process.
With macros and canned cycles resident in the CNC on most contemporary turning centers, single point turning of OD threads can seem like almost a default process decision. However, for numerous applications, OD thread rolling has inherent advantages as an alternative to cutting threads.
Simple process considerations can increase your productivity in milling titanium alloys.