End Mills Enable Hexalobular Shapes

Mitsubishi Materials’ VQ-XL Series three- and four-flute end mills enable the machining of precision hexalobular (T4, T6, T8, T15, T25 and T40) shapes common to bone screws in a two-step process: drill, then helical mill.

Related Topics:

Related Suppliers

Mitsubishi Materials’ VQ-XL Series three- and four-flute end mills enable the machining of precision hexalobular (T4, T6, T8, T15, T25 and T40) shapes common to bone screws in a two-step process: drill, then helical mill. The VQ-XL three- and four-flute mills address common critical-to-quality pain points’ size stability and finish of bone screw production while reducing cycle time.

VQ-XL Series end mill diameters range from 0.2 to 1 mm and feature unique bottom-edge geometry, short flute length and relieved neck shanks. VQ-XL three and four-flute mills deliver increases in feed rates compared with conventional two-flute products, and VQ-XL substrates are shielded with Smart Miracle PVD coatings for stability and finishes when Mitsubishi Materials helical machining strategies are followed.

Not just for bone screws, automotive and medical customers alike use VQ-XL mills for small precision slots and high volume applications. 

Editor Pick

CNC Broaching with a Driven Broach Head

A high-volume OEM for motor shafts switched its keyway broaching process to use the lathe's live tooling capabilities, improving cycle times and reaching the recommended surface feet per minute.