Die and Mold Carbide End Mills Have Coating for Better Wear
RobbJack has many product lines at Amerimold 2018.
RobbJack features many product lines at Amerimold 2018. Among the numerous tools company displays, the highlight of the show is its die/mold series end mills. The company says that the DM/MDM die/mold carbide end mills are made with a revolutionary coating technology, reduce wear by 909 percent and last over 450 percent longer than comparable tools in hard metal applications. RobbJack says that the DM/MDM die/mold carbide end mill offers tighter tolerances, lasts longer in difficult areas like parting lines and produces better finishes that reduce or eliminate the need for polishing. According to RobbJack, when tests were conducted in D2 58 HRc that pitted comparable carbides and coatings against RobbJack’s DM/MDM die/mold carbide end mills, RobbJack’s tools outperformed every test tool with a smooth wear land of only .0025", which is 909 percent less wear.
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