Related Glossary Terms
- gang cutting ( milling)
gang cutting ( milling)
Machining with several cutters mounted on a single arbor, generally for simultaneous cutting.
Machining operation in which metal or other material is removed by applying power to a rotating cutter. In vertical milling, the cutting tool is mounted vertically on the spindle. In horizontal milling, the cutting tool is mounted horizontally, either directly on the spindle or on an arbor. Horizontal milling is further broken down into conventional milling, where the cutter rotates opposite the direction of feed, or “up” into the workpiece; and climb milling, where the cutter rotates in the direction of feed, or “down” into the workpiece. Milling operations include plane or surface milling, endmilling, facemilling, angle milling, form milling and profiling.
- plunge milling
Highly productive method of metal removal in which an axial machining operation is performed in a single tool sequence. The tool makes a series of overlapping, drill-like plunges to remove part of a cylindrical plug of material one after another. Because of the increased rigidity of a Z-axis move, the tool can cover a large cross-section of material.
Why do indexable carbide drills excel in more extreme drilling applications? To find out, watch Allied’s senior product manager and engineering trainer team up to demonstrate.
Difficult drilling applications in this educational, 5-minute clip include:
- Interrupted fly cutting
- Drilling on an inclined peak
- A quicker alternative to plunge milling
See for yourself why indexable carbide drills, like the 4TEX®, can deliver shorter cycle times, better hole quality, and longer tool life in a variety of tough drilling operations.
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