The Swiss cutting tool manufacturer Mikron Tool expands its offering and now provides tools with diameters in fractional inches, starting from 1/64” up to 1/4" depending on the product line. The United States is not only an industrially and technologically advanced nation, but is also at the forefront in many high-tech industries such as aerospace. Therefore, many measuring elements in this sector are expressed in U.S customary units (inches). Not only in the United States but worldwide.
The need for such dimensions is increasing that’s why Mikron Tool has introduced a fractional inches diameter range for a large assortment of its drilling and milling cutter families. The selection is focused on materials such as stainless steel, titanium and superalloys. The range includes micro drills and micro mills of .016” and extends up to diameter .250”. From the high-performance small Crazy Drill Steel up to the cylindrical micro end mill Crazy Mill Cool, Mikron Tool offers a tool range that will satisfy most every need in a multitude of projects.
Every tool has specific characteristics. For example internal cooling channels, as in the case of the deep hole drill CrazyDrill Cool SST-Inox, allow efficient chip evacuation and thus ensure high performance machining even at a drilling depth of 40 x d. Or the special cutting geometry of the plunge mill CrazyMill P&S allowing perpendicular plunging with subsequent milling into solid material and so perfect for slots and pockets in minimal space. This range starts from a diameter of .039” (1 mm) or 1/16” for fractional sizes.
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.
- milling cutter
Loosely, any milling tool. Horizontal cutters take the form of plain milling cutters, plain spiral-tooth cutters, helical cutters, side-milling cutters, staggered-tooth side-milling cutters, facemilling cutters, angular cutters, double-angle cutters, convex and concave form-milling cutters, straddle-sprocket cutters, spur-gear cutters, corner-rounding cutters and slitting saws. Vertical cutters use shank-mounted cutting tools, including endmills, T-slot cutters, Woodruff keyseat cutters and dovetail cutters; these may also be used on horizontal mills. See milling.
- 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.
Tough, difficult-to-machine alloys; includes Hastelloy, Inconel and Monel. Many are nickel-base metals.