Seco's 335.18, 335.19 Cutters Perform Disc Milling in Stainless, Titanium, Superalloys
The 335.18 and 335.19 cutter bodies from Seco are designed to address the difficulties of disc milling in hard-to-machine materials.
The 335.18 and 335.19 cutter bodies from Seco are designed to address the difficulties of disc milling in hard-to-machine materials. Close-pitch insert pockets improve stability and productivity while a plug-and-play internal coolant system improves tool life and chip control. These features, along with a corrosion-resistant body and indexable inserts with four cutting edges, make the tools suitable for machining tough materials like stainless steel, titanium and superalloys.
Designed for slotting operations between 4 and 12 mm and cut-off operations from 4 to 8 mm, the 335.18 and 335.19 cutters are available in metric diameters ranging from 32 to 125 mm. Inch diameters range from 1.25" to 4" with widths from 0.156" to 0.50". Inserts are available with a full range of grades, edge geometries and corner radii (0.2 to 6.0 mm/0.008" to 0.236"). The 335.18 and 335.19 cutters use modular Combimaster connections.
Fast CNC processing and high-pressure coolant contribute to removing metal at dramatic rates. But what should a shop know about cutting tools in high speed machining?
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.
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.