Cutting Tool Engineering

December 2012 / IMTS 2012 Roundup


Kennametal introduces Mill 1-7 tool
Cutting Tool Engineering
Kennametal’s new Mill 1-7 inserts come in three grades to cover various applications and conditions.

Kennametal Inc. introduced its Mill 1-7 line for finishing. The milling tools are for shoulder and helical milling, ramping, slotting and plunging and suitable for aerospace, energy and general engineering applications.

The high-density cutters increase the feed and metal-removal rates and reduce power consumption, according to the company. The “super” positive rake of the inserts provides a soft cutting action and low cutting forces for smooth entry and exit from the component.

Mill 1-7 inserts are available in three grades to cover various applications and conditions.

  • The KC725M grade is for milling steel, stainless steel and ductile cast iron and engineered for wet and dry machining.
  • The KCPK30 grade has a multilayer CVD coating of TiN, TiCN and Al2O3 and the company’s advanced Beyond post-coating treatment. It is appropriate for roughing steel and cast iron.
  • The KC522M grade is for machining high-temperature alloys and stainless steel.

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Kennametal’s new iPad app offers demonstration and application videos.

The Latrobe, Pa.,-based company also launched a new iPad app, which reportedly provides an engaging experience for manufacturers to learn how Kennametal products increase uptime and performance, including proven platforms and engineering knowledge for diverse machining and production processes. The easy-to-use “Kennametal Innovations” app is free to download from the iTunes app store and contains some of the company’s latest metalworking tooling technologies. The app’s simple navigation makes it easy to search via keywords to find specific tools and product groups.

Key features include:

  • Product animations provide clear visual representations of processes with direct links to detailed information;
  • A navigation map offers drop-down menus with supplemental information, including expandable and customizable, charts and graphs;
  • User-driven navigation with selectable data provides quick, convenient comparisons to complementary and competitive products; and
  • Demonstration and application videos provide tooling technologies in actual use.
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