A High Feed 2 line of small diameter high feed milling tools focuses on bringing high levels of productivity and reliability to modern CNC machines. High feed rates and small depths of cut let the cutters handle a variety of applications, including pocketing, ramping, helical interpolation, facing, contouring, slotting and plunging. Cutting diameters range from 0.625 to 1.25 in.
The line includes a range of PVD and CVD insert grades for hard steels up to 62 HRc and a variety of chip groove and flat geometries to tackle several different materials, including superalloys. The chip groove geometries also allow for soft cutting in steel, stainless steel, and other gummy materials.
The developer says High Feed 2 cutters achieve maximum removal rates through a combination of strength and number of teeth versus diameter. A close pitch allows fast feed rates and stable cutting performance, even in interrupted cuts. Furthermore, the well-balanced design of the cutter body and inserts allows free chip flow in copy milling, particularly when using toolholders with long overhangs.
The High Feed 2 line also provides higher security through an optimized screw and torx socket size, a maximized insert cross section and an outside radius to prevent chipping.
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