AM70 Carbide Grade

September 26,2016

Related Glossary Terms

  • gang cutting ( milling)

    gang cutting ( milling)

    Machining with several cutters mounted on a single arbor, generally for simultaneous cutting.

  • milling

    milling

    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.

  • wear resistance

    wear resistance

    Ability of the tool to withstand stresses that cause it to wear during cutting; an attribute linked to alloy composition, base material, thermal conditions, type of tooling and operation and other variables.

Sandvik Hyperion's carbide grade AM70 is an advanced substrate developed to increase machining productivity and performance in titanium and ISO M materials. The AM70 grade is comprised of a combination of submicron carbide grains that provide the perfect mix of toughness and wear resistance.

AM70 is ideal for aerospace, such as aircraft turbines and compressor components, medical, such as implants, and power generation, such as gas turbine parts, applications where titanium alloy materials are used.

Milling tests performed on titanium delivered a tool life increase of 25 percent or more, according to the company. Test results showed superior cutting edge integrity of AM70 tools. Additional tests have also shown excellent performance in roughing and finishing milling applications involving ISO M and titanium materials.