Milling Cutter achieves true 90° shoulders.
September 18, 2013 -
Featuring double-sided insert with 4 cutting edges, Mill 4-15 can take up to .590 in. depth of cut. Unique cutting design assures positive contact through 90° milling and offers virtually stepless solution for stepping down applications. Inserts are available precision ground or molded with corner nose radii from 0.4–2.4 mm. Multiple cutter body options, including screw-on, cylindrical shank end mills, Weldon shank end mills, and shell mill cutters with internal coolant feature are available.
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New Mill 4-15TM Platform from Kennametal Provides Best-in-Class Shoulder Milling
Innovative double-sided design has four cutting edges; options available for 90 degree shoulder milling applications.
Caption: New Mill 4-15 platform from Kennametal for 90-degree shoulder milling.
Experienced manufacturers know that when milling, three main considerations predominate – metal removal rate, tool life, and surface finish. All three are critical to successful metalworking, but often one will predominate. Manufacturers facing parts requiring 90-degree shoulders also know that achieving true 90-degree shoulders and minimizing the scallop or step marks between passes absolutely requires a high-performance cutter.
The new Mill 4-15 platform from Kennametal is that best-in-class system. Mill 4-15 features a double-sided insert with four cutting edges for effective cost per edge and able to take up to 15mm [.590”] depth of cut, while a unique cutting edge design assures positive contact through 90-degree milling and virtually “stepless” solution for stepping-down applications. In addition, an integrated wiper facet achieves best-in-class surface finishes.
“After its development, it’s safe to say Mill 4-15 is a definite game-changer,” says Juan Seculi, Kennametal indexable milling product manager. “Between the cutter body and insert features available, customers can be assured of high value from the best product available.”
Mill 4-15 inserts will be available precision ground or molded inserts with corner nose radii from 0.4 mm to 2.4 mm. Topographies include GE with a high positive rake, effectively lowering cutting forces while reinforced cutting edge emphasizes cutting-edge strength for medium to heavy applications. Mill 4-15 cutter bodies are manufactured to very tight tolerances. Multiple cutter body options, including screw-on, cylindrical shank end mills, Weldon shank end mills, and shell mill cutters with effective internal coolant feature are available.
“Companies are often forced to trade off work efficiency, surface quality, or overall cost in shoulder milling,” Seculi says. “Mill 4-15 offers a universal solution for a majority of workpiece materials in a cost-effective, multi-edge design. Now there are no compromises.”
Celebrating its 75th year as an industrial technology leader, Kennametal Inc. delivers productivity to customers seeking peak performance in demanding environments. The company provides innovative wear-resistant products, application engineering and services backed by advanced material science, serving customers in 60 countries across diverse sectors of aerospace, earthworks, energy, industrial production, transportation and infrastructure. With approximately 13,000 employees and nearly $3 billion in sales, the company realizes half of its revenue from outside North America, and 40% globally from innovations introduced in the past five years. Recognized among the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” (Ethisphere);
“Outstanding Corporate Innovator” (Product Development Management Association); and "America's Safest Companies" (EHS Today) with a focus on 100% safety, Kennametal and its foundation invest in technical education, industrial technologies and material science to deliver the promise of progress and economic prosperity to people everywhere. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.kennametal.com.
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