MMT ZONE: Cutting Tools

Tooling Up for Challenging Cuts
To maximize quality and repeatability, you need the right cutting tools, especially in challenging applications. Here’s a guide for selecting tools for high-speed tool paths, tight areas, straight walls and graphite cutting. more (+)

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Cutting Tools Feature Hybrid Geometries
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EDM Sales & Supplies offers Millstar’s Quad Force line of hybrid cutting tools, which offer a combination of high-feed, variable-flute, variable-helix and offset geometries.

Miniature End Mills Handle Hard, Hard-to-Cut Materials
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Micro 100 Tool’s miniature BEF ball mill and MEF square mill are manufactured from an extra-fine grade of carbide designed for toughness in both hard and difficult-to-cut materials ranging to 68 HRC.

Double-sided Milling Cutter Achieves Long-Term Accuracy, High Efficiency
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Sumitomo Electric Carbide’s DFC double-sided 90-degree milling cutter features a six-edge insert designed to ensure long-term, stable cutting and high-efficiency machining with high feed rates.

5X Tangent Plane Machining
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The ball end of a barrel cutter cleaning a corner feature, and then the barrel cutter quickly covers the surface.

Micro Carbide End Mills Available in Range of Styles
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D.W. Sales will showcase Melin Tool’s line of micro carbide end mills, suited for titanium and aluminum alloys, graphite, steel, and stainless alloys of hardness less than 40 HRC.

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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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