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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Plunge Mills Produce Flat-Bottom Cuts
MoldMaking Technology

Ingersoll’s new DiPos-Hexa plunge mill family is designed to cut axially and produce a flat bottom at the end of the cut.

Hard-Milling Tools Cut Longer in Hard Materials
MoldMaking Technology

Crystallume will showcase its Demon hard-milling tool line, designed to cut molds in difficult materials for as much as 450 percent longer, thereby eliminating the need to switch tools during an application.

Double-Sided Round Inserts Designed for Stable Cutting
MoldMaking Technology

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.

SLIDESHOW: Technology Showcase, Cutting Tools
MoldMaking Technology

It’s Tuesday, and that means we’re continuing our weekly IMTS Exhibitor Product Showcase.

Take the Plunge: Drill vs. Mill
MoldMaking Technology

Strategic operation planning and cutting tool system optimization can make plunge roughing a productive, stable choice for high-volume material removal.

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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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