High-Feed Geometry in Action
High-feed geometry favors faster feeds and lighter cuts, which enables tripling the feed rate and faster cornering.
Cutting forces are directed along the tool axis rather than radially, which protects the tool in the inside corners where there’s more contact area at the cutting edge. The insert’s high-positive rake also promotes free-cutting and lower-cutting forces, plus the husky, press-formed cutting edges tend to last longer than the ground edges in the previous tool. Higher insert densities in the cutter design spread cutting forces over more edges to further protect the tool. A rigid clamping system keeps the insert firmly in place despite the high cutting forces encountered when milling very challenging mold stock.