Cutting Tools

The company’s newest cutting tools include the H40ALV and H40ALV-RN for cutting aluminum, the HSF-7 for finishing steel and exotic materials, the HEVR-5 family of tools for roughing and finishing steel and exotic materials, and the HXF for finishing steel and titanium.The new H40ALV line includes a variable-pitch flute configuration and cutting diameter tolerances.

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The company’s newest cutting tools include the H40ALV and H40ALV-RN for cutting aluminum, the HSF-7 for finishing steel and exotic materials, the HEVR-5 family of tools for roughing and finishing steel and exotic materials, and the HXF for finishing steel and titanium.

The new H40ALV line includes a variable-pitch flute configuration and cutting diameter tolerances. This precision delivers reduced chatter, fewer tool offset adjustments and optimum tool performance. The line also includes full corner radius ranging from 0.015-0.250 as standard. Contributing to improved finishes are the H40ALV’s wiper flats.

The center-cutting HSF-7 features geometries specifically engineered to cut difficult-to-machine materials. Its seven-flute design allows for higher feed rates compared with conventional end mills, and its high-helix flute design allows for free cutting at higher speeds and feeds. The HSF-7 allows operators to experience 75 percent production increases over four-flute tools and a 40 percent production increase compared with five-fluted tools.

The HEVR-5 and the longer-reach, reduced-neck HEVR-RN-5 tools also feature corner radii for added strength and have a variable-pitch design for increased depth of cut, up to 1 × the diameter of the tool resulting in an increased metal removal rate along with minimizing any possibility of chatter.

The HXF and HXF-RN end mill series feature corner radii for added strength and high-helix angles for smoother cutting and a better finish. The tools are designed for small radial depths of as much as 6 percent of cutter diameter and axial depths of cut to as much as 1 to 1.5 times cutter diameter. However, with the tool’s increased number of flutes, along with the proper use of “radian chip thinning techniques,” a customer will undoubtedly experience an increased metal removal rate and improved tool life.