ITC’s 5021 Cyber series’ five flutes control machining noise and vibration when milling difficult materials

ITC's 5021 Cyber series of five flute harmonic end mills has been developed for high performance machining of hard steels and aerospace alloys. Despite their long length reach benefits the cutters offer a rigidity and stabilitiy derived from unequal flute spacing that reduces machining noise and vibration by eliminating the harmonic effect.

The straight shank, square end centre cutting range flute geometry ITC 5021Cyber series cutters are manufactured from solid ultra wear resistant micro grain carbide that is Cupro coated to enhance tool life and machining stability. With an overall length of 150 mm and a cutting length up to 60 mm, the square end the 5021 Cyber series is also available with a range of corner radii to further enhance tool life and meet a wide spectrum of machining needs. The right hand cutting and right hand helix range is available in diameters that include 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 16, 20, 25 and 32 mm. The 3, 4 and 5 mm cutters are available with a square end or 0.5 mm radius whereas the 6 mm diameter has a 0.5, 0.75 and 1 mm radius. The 8 and 10 mm cutters offer the same radius options as the smaller cutters with the addition of a 1.5, 2 and 3 mm radius while the 16 and 20 mm cutters also offer a 4 mm radius. The complete range offers a length of cut ranges from 9 to 60 mm. To optimise the performance levels of the 5021 Cyber series, ITC recommends a rigid and robust machine tool and workholding set-up. For end users unfamiliar with extremely high performance milling, ITC technical engineers can advise on individual customer requirements.