Technology Insert offers significant power reduction with a deeper cut

Editor: Eric Culp

A milling cutter from Ceratizit is said to lower power requirements by one-fifth while at the same time increasing the depth of cut.

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The inserts are said to offer improved wear reduction.
The inserts are said to offer improved wear reduction.
(Source: Ceratizit)

According to Luxembourg-based cutting tool supplier Ceratizit, the machining of large parts such as steel components or motor blocks requires an efficient milling system. As saving time is extremely significant when machining blank surfaces, an increased depth of cut represents an advantage for operators. At the same time, power consumption should be kept as low as possible.

Defining geometry for a tool to meet the needs

The company said its Maxi Mill 271-17 milling cutter fulfils these requirements. It reportedly reaches depths of cut up to 8.4 mm on steel, stainless steel and cast iron. When developing the new milling cutter, the company said its research and development placed particular emphasis on cutting geometry. It said the cutter has double positive rake faces that allow the tool to cut particularly smoothly.

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More cutting power while using less power

The supplier explained that the cutter thus requires around 20% less power compared to conventional milling cutters while being able to obtain notably larger depths of cut. In addition, customers are able to benefit from this economically attractive tooling solution as the insert is provided with eight usable cutting edges.