Ingersoll’s Hi QuadF face mill works like a router to make more chips faster. The tool rotates at 785 SFM as it feeds outward at 0.561 IPR on the C axis. Free-cutting tool geometry with a 12° lead angle minimizes lateral cutting forces for stable machining all the way out to the circumference of the flange.
You may think of rough turning as a bottleneck operation, maybe even a hazardous one, and rightly so. But, across the country several alert machine shops have found different ways around both problems, according to Ingersoll Cutting Tools. Users report material-removal rate improvements anywhere from 30% to 6-to-1 in OD and ID work, reliably longer tool life, and relief from ‘shrapnel’ flying from shattered tools. DeZurik-APCO-Hilton, in Sartell, Minn., ...
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