With its versatile AHX640-S cutters for steel and cast-iron milling, Mitsubishi Materials introduces tools that employ multi-corner, double-side negative inserts with a large rake angle. The company has taken advantage of new manufacturing methods and material technology to combine the sharpness of conventional positive-geometry inserts with the strength and versatility of negative inserts so that both sides can be used as a cutting edge. Power requirements for these AHX-S-series milling cutters are the same as those for traditional positive-geometry cutters.
New VFX5 milling cutters from Mitsubishi Materials, smaller versions of the tools in the proven VFX6 series, are designed for high-performance machining of titanium alloys. They have achieved high metal removal rates of 500 cm3/min while displaying high reliability and long tool life.