Milling Tools

Exploring the: Milling Tools Zone

133 Results for: Article

Sort by:
Published: 7/2/2018

Understanding Circle-Segment Milling Tools
The circle-segment cutter represents a class of milling tool in which the CAM software is key for using the tool effectively. Cutting profiles presented at the proper angles realize cycle-time reductions in contoured workpieces such as molds. A CAM ...

Published: 4/20/2018

Selecting the Right Milling Tool for Any Machining Task
High-performance milling cutters combine high cutting data with long tool life and efficiency, but certain factors must be considered when selecting tools for different machining tasks.

Published: 6/1/2017

Making Mountains out of Mold Steel—Literally
When graphite molds wouldn’t cut it for a manufacturer of hand-blown drinking glasses, this shop machined more durable stainless steel molds to create the famous mountainous shapes that emerge from the bottom of its customer’s nifty drin...

Published: 5/1/2017

Retooling for More Effective Hard Milling
For Sarco Precision, Ingersoll's Hi-Feed Midi cutters solved problems with chatter and frequent tool breakage when milling hard materials on a 40-taper machine.

Published: 5/1/2017

Coolant’s Impact on Face Milling Aluminum
Testing shows that understanding the interplay among cutting speed, tool wear and cutting power can lead to more informed evaluation of metalworking fluids and more predictable machining.

Published: 3/1/2017

Economies of Usable Cutting Tool Edges
Recent introductions from a major cutting tool maker illustrate the engineering and application of tools designed to deliver an increased number of useful edges.

Published: 1/1/2017

Toolholding for Heavy-Duty Machining
Heller Machine Tools needed to improve metal removal rates during roughing and heavy-duty machining. Haimer's Safe-Lock system enabled high-feed slotting of up to 2 times diameter in difficult materials.

Published: 12/2/2016

Can Additive Manufacturing Increase Milling Feed Rates?
With PCD tooling, yes it can. The diamond cutting edges demand a large number of flutes to realize their full effectiveness. Traditional methods for making cutter bodies limit the number of flutes, but 3D printing is delivering tools with higher flu...

Published: 9/1/2016

Optimized Machining out of the Box
Four tooling-related companies partner to supply dynamically stable milling for improved productivity on existing machine tools. Users do not have to measure the dynamics of their machines. Instead, tooling tailored to the machine arrives as a compl...

Published: 7/1/2016

Lights Off, Profit On
Various tooling considerations contribute to profitable lights-out machining.