Single-Flute Spiral Cutting Tools
LMT Onsrud offers balanced single-flute spiral cutting tools.
LMT Onsrud offers balanced single-flute spiral cutting tools that can cut at speeds ranging to 60,000 rpm. According to the company, common single-flute, spiral tools can be unbalanced because of the location and amount of carbide that is removed during the grinding process. The company says it has developed a method to balance single-flute spiral tools by using a specific engineering design and specialized manufacturing process. The cutting tool is part of the company’s standard product line of upcut and downcut spiral “O” flutes, which are said to be well-suited for plastics, hard plastics and acrylics.
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