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Meusburger Milling cutters for hard machining

| Editor: Steffen Donath

Perfectly matched for the requirements and materials in mould- and die-making, Meusburger offers hard milling cutters the company also uses in their own production.

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Meusburger offers milling cutters in different variations as a suitable solution for hard machining.
Meusburger offers milling cutters in different variations as a suitable solution for hard machining.
(Source: Meusburger)

Hard machining plays an important role in mould- and die-making but also presents a major challenge. In recent years, some progress has been made in this area with the development of milling tools. As an alternative to EDM and grinding, in some cases milling enables a faster, more precise and economical process. Since accuracy and precision are particularly important, milling cutters need to meet high requirements and deliver high quality. Meusburger has recognised these needs and offers a corresponding solution: a selection of special tools for machining hardened material, which includes cutters suitable for milling operations. Why is Meusburger convinced of their quality? Because they rely on most of the milling cutters in their own production.

A solution for hard machining

A variety of workpieces must still be machined after hardening, which requires special tools such as hard milling cutters. Meusburger offers hard milling cutters in various types and provides a wide range of possibilities for the customer. In addition to two different end milling cutters (WZF 135…. and WZF 137….) for the machining of materials up to 63 and 67 HRC respectively, and the high-precision micro cutters, Meusburger offers torus and full-radius milling cutters (torus WZF 174…., WZF 1757.., WZF 2779.., full-radius WZF 184…., WZF 1851.., WZF 2879..) in three different variations: up to 54, up to 63 and up to 67 HRC. The latest generation of milling cutters (up to 67 HRC) allow a wide range of materials to be machined. In addition to the new coating and new substrate, they also feature modern grinding technology and high precision. Meusburger’s hard milling cutters achieve better dimensional accuracy and a better surface on the workpiece, according to the company.

Different types of indexable insert milling cutters

In addition to various hard milling cutters, Meusburger’s product range also includes indexable insert milling cutters. These are used when high repeatability is required, since the diameter and cutting data always remain the same due to the exchangeability of the indexable inserts. This has the advantage of reducing machining costs. In addition to high-feed milling cutters, round insert cutters, and shoulder milling cutters especially designed for hard machining, Meusburger offers full-radius and torus milling cutters with different variants of tool carriers: with steel shaft, with screw-in thread, and as shell-type milling cutter.

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