Milling Inserts

This new geometry for radius inserts is said to offer a high positive geometry for freer cutting. The inserts are available in industry standard radii: 0. 031", 0.

This new geometry for radius inserts is said to offer a high positive geometry for freer cutting. The inserts are available in industry standard radii: 0.031", 0.063", 0.094", 0.157", 0.197" and 0.252" (0.8, 1.6, 2.4, 4, 5 and 6 mm) in grades X500 and SP6564. Grade X500 is for extreme applications and grade SP6564 is for tough applications in steels, stainless steels and high temperature alloys. According to the company, one customer tested the new -46 geometry against a major competitor's tooling. Results showed a 50 percent increase in feed rate, a 50 percent reduction in cycle time and a 400 percent increase in number of components machined.