Gühring End mill for high chip removal rates also suits five cutting operations
For customers facing frequent tools changes, a German supplier said it has developed an end mill able to realise five operations: drilling, ramping, slotting, roughing and finishing.
According to Gühring, the end mill has proven itself with its good cutting parameters. Furthermore, the RF 100 Diver can go up to a plunge angle of 45°, as compared to a maximum angle of 15° offered by competitors, the company noted.
This plunge angle is said to allow for a very high chip removal. Moreover, process security is guaranteed by the excellent chip evacuation, Gühring added.
The RF 100 Diver can also machine up to 2xD in drilling operations. According to Gühring, this end mill is also ideal for the pre-drilling for reamers.
For slotting, the slightly smaller rough machining phase is followed by a precise finishing operation. Thus, adjustment slots can be cut in accordance with any tolerance, the company noted. A pre-machining tool is said to be unnecessary as the end mill can attack in all diameters on oblique or curved surfaces.
For slotting, very high speeds are possible – and this from plunging, and the end mill makes precise fitting grooves. Despite large feed rates, this tool has top balance and high machining stability due to to its different helix pitch of 36°/38°, the company said.
Roughing in steel, the RF 100 Diver reaches cutting speeds up to 100% higher compared to competing products, the company claimed. Power consumption is reduced, which is said to allow the use of the mills in unstable conditions on less powerful machines.
For finishing, high cutting parameters are also possible in steel alloys, according to Gühring.