High-Density End Mills promote efficient titanium roughing.

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Featuring 16-flute design, CYCLO CUT Max-Flute end mills run at 2,037 rpm and 231 ipm to enable machining of internal structures in titanium, Inconel, and stainless steel components with removal rates up to 8 in.³/min with 25 lb-ft torque and 9 hp. Shallow, radial widths of cut minimize heat transfer to cutting tool and maximizes surface speeds for roughing high-temperature alloys. Used in conjunction with TrueMill® software, end mills maintain constant angle of engagement.

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AeroDef Manufacturing 2011 Advance News for MAG IAS, LLC

Booth No. 1463

Max-Flute end mills enable low-torque, high-rate metal removal for titanium roughing

MAG's Max-Flute high-performance end mills enable machining of internal structures in titanium, Inconel and stainless steel components with removal rates of up to 8 in3/min with only 25 ft lb of torque.

New CYCLO CUT Max-Flute high-performance end mills from MAG innovate titanium roughing with a 16-flute design capable of high removal rates at low torque. The high-density end mills run at 2037 rpm and 231 IPM to achieve removal rates of up to 8 in3/min with only 25 ft lb of torque and 9 hp.

When cutting titanium, 60 to 70 percent of the heat generated is normally transferred to the tool, dramatically reducing tool life. Max-Flute tools use shallow, radial widths of cut, which transfers less heat to the cutting tool and allows higher surface speeds for roughing titanium, Inconel and other high temperature alloys that have traditionally required high torque at low rpm to achieve desired removal rates.

Used in conjunction with TrueMill® software, Max-Flute end mills maintain a constant angle of engagement, making the radial cuts more consistent throughout the cutter path, increasing material removal rates and decreasing cycle times, while extending tool life. "The current approach to high-speed machining involves taking very light cuts," said Dan Cooper, CYCLO CUT Product Manager for MAG Regional Services. "The Max-Flute/TrueMill approach enables the machine to make heavier cuts at high speeds, and by using the maximum flute density available, maximum feed rates are achievable."

Max-Flute tools are designed with a differential pitch on the tool flutes to break up harmonics and reduce chatter. "Titanium is very prone to chatter, which affects part quality, and can cause unpredictable tool failure," added Cooper. "By using extremely high feed rates and light radial cuts, we can remove a lot of material with very little risk of scrapping parts."

For more information on CYCLO products, please call Roger Romas or Will Gruber at 1.800.934.0735, extension 7.

MAG Services covers all aspects of aftermarket support including tooling and coolants, retrofits and rebuilds, application engineering and field service. For additional information on MAG Services, visit mag-ias.com.

About MAG
MAG is a leading machine tool and systems company serving the durable goods industry worldwide with complete manufacturing solutions for metal cutting and composites applications. With a strong foundation based upon renowned brands such as Boehringer, Cincinnati, Cross Hüller, Ex-Cell-O, Fadal, Giddings & Lewis, Hessapp, Honsberg, Hüller Hille and Witzig & Frank, MAG is recognized as the preeminent provider of tailored production solutions based on state-of-the-art technology. Key industrial markets served include aerospace, automotive and truck, heavy equipment, oil and gas, rail, solar energy, wind turbine production and general machining.

With manufacturing and support operations strategically located worldwide, MAG offers comprehensive lines of equipment and technologies including turning, milling, hobbing, grinding, honing, systems integration, composites processing, maintenance, automation and software, tooling and fluids, and core components.

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