Milling and cutting New cutter body complements range of slot milling and slot cutting tools

Editor: MA Alexander Stark

Germany — With its expansions to the tool range for slot milling and slot cutting, Paul Horn is responding to the requirements of users. The company now offers the cutter body of the M310 milling system with an internal coolant supply.

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Horn is expanding its M310 milling system for slot milling and slot cutting.
Horn is expanding its M310 milling system for slot milling and slot cutting.
(Source: Horn/Sauermann)

The expansion of Horn's range for slot milling and slot cutting tools with a new cutter body increases the service life of the indexable inserts and therefore reduces tool costs. The internal coolant supply also allows a higher level of precision when slot milling as no heat is transferred from the cutting zone into the component. What’s more, the flushing action of the coolant, combined with the geometry of the cutting edges, prevents chip jamming in deep grooves.

Horn offers two types of milling and slotting cutter. The screw-in milling cutter is available in diameters from 50 mm to 63 mm with widths from 3 mm to 5 mm. As an arbour milling cutter, the main bodies are available with diameters from 63 mm to 160 mm. The widths are also between 3 mm and 5 mm. The three-edged S310 carbide inserts are bolted on the left and right of the main body and therefore ensure a good distribution of the cutting forces. In addition to further geometries for processing different materials, Horn is introducing inserts with a geometry for milling aluminium alloys.

As well as expanding the M310 system, Horn is rounding off the range of the M101 and M383 milling systems. For the M101 tool, S101 inserts are available from stock with a width of 2.5 mm. What’s more, new inserts with an 8-degree lead angle are available especially for slot cutting. For the 383 system, the manufacturer is expanding the range of bodies with diameters of 125 mm and 160 mm.

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