MCD Ball Nose End Mill Saves on Polishing Processes

Horn USA extends its portfolio range in high polish milling for reduced machining time, tight tolerances and high-quality surface finishes.


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Horn USA highlights its expanded tool range for high polish milling. The monocrystalline, diamond-tipped (MCD) ball nose end mills, intended for machining non-ferrous materials in the tool and moldmaking industries, save on polishing processes when producing free-form surfaces. Horn’s new offerings in large diameter variants are said to reduce machining time, guarantee compliance with the tightest tolerances and produce surface finishes in the nanometer range. Further, the product increases quality, including precision, contour accuracy, flatness and surface finish. 

Horn offers the expanded portfolio of MCD ball nose end mills from stock. Diameters of 6 mm, 8 mm, 10 mm, 12 mm and 16 mm allow a broader range of applications to be covered. All variants are single-edges and feature an internal coolant supply. The solid carbide tool shanks enable vibration- and oscillation-free machining.

High polish milling has a wide range of applications, particularly in areas where the surface quality of the mold needs to be matched by the finish of the parts being produced. This includes PET blow molds and chocolate molds, as well as applications in the medical technology sector.

In addition to high polish milling, Horn also offers solutions for high polish turning with MCD tools.