The new tool combines the strengths of milling and drilling and is designed for machining stainless steel, titanium, CoCr alloys and superalloys. Like its cylindrical predecessors, this drill/milling cutter can plunge perpendicularly into the material up to 1 x d and then continue machining laterally.
It mills slots and pockets in the tightest of spaces - with no problem at all. When a corner radius is required, it is in its element. The right tool for each shape.
It is available in the diameter range of 1 to 8mm /.039" to .315" in the following two versions:
Typ A: 2.5 x d CrazyMill Cool P&S Corner Radius, cutting length 2.5 x d, Z3
Typ C: 5 x d CrazyMill Cool P&S Corner Radius, cutting length 2.0 x d, Z3
Mikron Tool said the unique tool is for numerous applications: milling of holes, ramps, pockets, grooves and sides. Seemingly without resistance, the milling cutter plunges into the materials that are difficult to machine. It cuts powerfully with high precision, stability and excellent cutting parameters, even into the solid - effortlessly.
The company added: "It achieves impressive removal rates, which are possible thanks to the high cutting and feed rates and an infeed (ae) of 1 x d each. The drill milling cutter impresses with its long tool life and excellent surface quality, and this starting from a one-millimeter diameter."
Mikron said below is a few facts compared to commercially available tools:
- Up to 5 x higher material removal rate
- Up to 5 x less machining time
- Up to 5 times longer tool life
- Perfectly controlled chip removal
- Excellent surface quality Ra ≤ 0,5 µm (20 in µ)