Double-Sided Round Inserts Designed for Stable Cutting

Unlike conventional round insert cutters, Iscar’s H606 family of double-sided inserts mount into the cutter body with dovetailed clamping for strength and cutting accuracy.

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According to Iscar, round insert milling cutters are among the most popular style of milling cutters, especially within the mold and die industry. Traditionally, the company says, such cutters have been limited to basic designs that usually include dishing out the top of the insert in order to provide a more positive rake angle and some sort of edge preparation in an effort to create a stronger cutting edge.

Unlike conventional round insert cutters, Iscar’s H606 family of double-sided inserts mount into the cutter body with dovetailed clamping for strength and cutting accuracy. Improved chipformers allow users to tailor the insert to the material. These inserts also incorporate geometry to optimize entry (ramp) motion for a more efficient and stable cut, the company says. Indexing is controlled through the pocket design to ensure correct positioning of the insert and use of all six cutting edges. 

The H606 RXCU 43 and H606 RXCU 1206 inserts are available with an AXT chipformer for steel and cast iron applications. Additionally, the H606 RXCU 1206 insert is available also with an AXMP chipformer, suitable for austenitic stainless steel and high-temperature alloys.

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