The new solid carbide barrel machining tools from Seco Tools for 3D components enable larger stepovers at the same cutting speed and ensure high surface quality. Since fewer stepovers are required overall, the time required is reduced. Users can significantly reduce finishing operations and only require a lean tool inventory.
While solid carbide tools represent the traditional tool choice for small diameters, today's indexable tools present several advantages over one-piece solid tools. The manufacturer Iscar offers various indexable insert options for these applications.
With the new Logiq tool lines, Iscar wanted to address future requirements in tools, taking into account that the processes of the future will be automated and digitised. For the company, the Logiq tools are a logical step towards optimised production.
Compared to other materials, aluminium is rather simple to machine. At least it seems much more effortless than steel, for example. Nevertheless, there are several mistakes that can be made when machining this material, including the choice of the wrong tool, that impact productivity.