Product News: Machinery & Machining Tools

Face Mill Cutter is offered with 8- or 16-edged inserts.

Press Release Summary:

Nov 28, 2012 - General-purpose face mill, 45° DGC cutter, accepts double-sided square and octagon inserts that increase productivity in general-purpose to rough milling operations. While octagonal inserts offer 16 cutting edges available at 3 mm depths of cut, square inserts offer 8 cutting edges at 6 mm depths of cut. Offered as standard on both insert types, ZX coating promotes extended tool life and increases wear resistance.

Sumitomo Electric Carbide, Inc. - Mount Prospect, IL

Original Press Release

Sumitomo Advances Milling Line with New Face Mill Cutter

Press release date: Nov 14, 2012

Mount Prospect, IL – Sumitomo Electric Carbide, Inc. introduces a new general purpose face mill that provides substantial cost savings to consumers. The new 45° DGC cutter accepts double-sided square and octagon inserts that reduce user’s initial cost while increasing productivity in general purpose to rough milling.

Cost efficiency is highlighted with the DGC octagon inserts. The DGC significantly reduces the initial investment by having 16 cutting edges available at 3mm depths of cut. Square inserts offer 8 cutting edges at 6mm depths of cut while providing an elite surface finish. The patented ZX coating strengthens square and octagon DGC inserts to extend tool life while increasing wear resistance. When interrupted cutting, the ZX coating enhances the tool life and cost efficiency of the DGC to provide machinists with an ideal surface finish.

For more information, contact Sumitomo Electric Carbide, Inc., 1001 Business Center Drive, Mount Prospect, IL 60056, Phone: (800) 950-5202, Fax: (847) 635-9335, e-mail:, or visit the Sumitomo Web site at