Mitsubishi Carbide has developed a line of small tools for use in gang, cam and turret-style machines. Inserts are available in a an array of styles, chipbreaker designs and wipers. The tools are designed to allow customers long tool life, "E" class tolerance, sharp edge without hone and highly accurate small radii. Inserts may be coated with VP15TF, but also available in high polished, cermet, coated cermet, cBN and PCD. Micro mini boring bars excel in boring, grooving and threading to minimum cutting diameter of 0.086". Micro MZE/MZS drill sizes range from 0.039" to 0.114". MSE Mini Star drills size range from 0.039" to 0.0389" in increments of 0.00039". Solid carbide end mills range in two, three and four flute; square, ball and radius types and a range of sizes.
Editor's PickCan Additive Manufacturing Increase Milling Feed Rates?
With PCD tooling, yes it can. The diamond cutting edges demand a large number flutes to realize their full effectiveness. Traditional methods for making cutter bodies limit the number of flutes, but 3D printing is delivering tools with higher flute density and other enhancements as well.