CurveCut Endmills

December 12, 2011

The new CurveCut powder metal endmills from Precision Cutting Tools Inc. have a roughing and finishing design, which enables excellent results for Titanium, Stainless Steel and other alloys metals. On the assumption that more metal removed per minute will in turn result in greater profits, this End mill will assist you in reaching maximum return.

In comparison to Carbide, Powder Metal has proved to be less brittle which means you are able to stronger on harder materials, the company reports. Powder Metal 30 has more uniformity and has finely dispersed particle distribution allowing the tool to have twice its life in comparison to HSS or Carbide. In combination with our new CurveCut geometry, Powder Metal reportedly delivers the utmost performance for the best price.

CurveCut endmills are offered in ¾", 1", 1-¼", 1-½" and 2" Diameters in 4, 6 and 8 flutes. Exxtral Plus coating (AlTiN) is recommended for optimal performance.

Related Glossary Terms

  • alloys


    Substances having metallic properties and being composed of two or more chemical elements of which at least one is a metal.

  • flutes


    Grooves and spaces in the body of a tool that permit chip removal from, and cutting-fluid application to, the point of cut.

  • high-speed steels ( HSS)

    high-speed steels ( HSS)

    Available in two major types: tungsten high-speed steels (designated by letter T having tungsten as the principal alloying element) and molybdenum high-speed steels (designated by letter M having molybdenum as the principal alloying element). The type T high-speed steels containing cobalt have higher wear resistance and greater red (hot) hardness, withstanding cutting temperature up to 1,100º F (590º C). The type T steels are used to fabricate metalcutting tools (milling cutters, drills, reamers and taps), woodworking tools, various types of punches and dies, ball and roller bearings. The type M steels are used for cutting tools and various types of dies.

  • lapping compound( powder)

    lapping compound( powder)

    Light, abrasive material used for finishing a surface.

  • milling machine ( mill)

    milling machine ( mill)

    Runs endmills and arbor-mounted milling cutters. Features include a head with a spindle that drives the cutters; a column, knee and table that provide motion in the three Cartesian axes; and a base that supports the components and houses the cutting-fluid pump and reservoir. The work is mounted on the table and fed into the rotating cutter or endmill to accomplish the milling steps; vertical milling machines also feed endmills into the work by means of a spindle-mounted quill. Models range from small manual machines to big bed-type and duplex mills. All take one of three basic forms: vertical, horizontal or convertible horizontal/vertical. Vertical machines may be knee-type (the table is mounted on a knee that can be elevated) or bed-type (the table is securely supported and only moves horizontally). In general, horizontal machines are bigger and more powerful, while vertical machines are lighter but more versatile and easier to set up and operate.