Cast Cut carbide burs

February 03, 2016

PFERD Inc., Milwaukee, Wis., today introduced Cast Cut, a new line of high-performance carbide burs specially designed for work on cast iron. The burs, which are characterized by an extremely high stock removal rate, reportedly offer a smooth milling action that significantly reduces vibration and noise.

Cast Cut achieves stock removal rates up to 100 percent higher than conventional double-cut burs, thanks to its innovative tooth geometry—a major plus for automotive customers given the industry’s relentless drive to boost productivity and save time. Other key market applications include foundry, welding and general industry.

Optimized for coarse stock removal on all types of black, grey and white cast iron, the Cast Cut bur line is said to achieve cutting speeds in the 1,500-sfpm to 2,500-sfpm range, which is said to enable an aggressive cutting action that results in large chips and good chip removal.

In keeping with PFERD’s commitment to creating overall value for the customer, the new Cast Cut bur is energy efficient and reduces waste. It is available in five standard SCTI shapes with a shank diameter of ¼".

Related Glossary Terms

  • bur


    Tool-condition problem characterized by the adhesion of small particles of workpiece material to the cutting edge during chip removal.

  • gang cutting ( milling)

    gang cutting ( milling)

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

  • 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.

  • shank


    Main body of a tool; the portion of a drill or similar end-held tool that fits into a collet, chuck or similar mounting device.

  • white cast iron

    white cast iron

    Cast iron that shows a white fracture. The material is free from graphite carbon because of its chemical composition.