Cutting Tools

Cutting tools are used on machine tools to cut metal, and are one component of the overall mold machining process to consider when looking to improve speeds, feeds, wear and surface finish. Technologies include end mills, drills, inserts, spindles, toolholders, fluids and coatings. There are many styles, substrates and coatings to consider during selection.
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Running Circles Around Milling Challenges

Circle-segment end mills can greatly improve five-axis mold prefinishing and finishing operations.
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Circle Segment Tools and Toolpaths in Action

To take advantage of circle segment cutting tools, the programmer/machinist must generate sophisticated programs that continuously present the tool at a precise angle that is dependent on the slope of surface to be finished and the shape of the tool at any given point in the program.
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End Mills Cut Through Materials as Hard as 70 HRC

YG-1 Tool’s 4G and X5070 end mills are designed to cut through hard materials; the 4G and 4G Rougher models can handle materials as hard as 55 HRC, while the X5070 is specifically designed to process materials ranging from 50 to 70 HRC.



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