The new MC341 Supreme carbide shoulder/slot milling cutter from Walter is specially designed for extended tool life when machining steel and stainless steels. According to the company, yhe cutter delivers exceptional tool life, plus performance improvements of up to 100 percent thanks to the innovative new Walter WK40TZ grade, a special proprietary coating process and added design enhancements as well.
The cutter features the capability for full slotting at 1.5 x Dc, low spindle load thanks to a differential pitch, soft cutting action as a result of optimized micro-geometry and optimal chip evacuation. In addition, the MC341 Supreme "cutting-at-back radius" reduces transitions when performing shoulder milling operations. It is able to achieve a high level of process reliability due to its stable core and optimized microgeometry.
The DIN 6535 HA tool shank has a special surface treatment for better gripping and the cutters are available in sizes from 6 mm to 20 mm in diameter.
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.
1. On a saw blade, the number of teeth per inch. 2. In threading, the number of threads per inch.
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.
Machining, normally milling, that creates slots, grooves and similar recesses in workpieces, including T-slots and dovetails.
- stainless steels
Stainless steels possess high strength, heat resistance, excellent workability and erosion resistance. Four general classes have been developed to cover a range of mechanical and physical properties for particular applications. The four classes are: the austenitic types of the chromium-nickel-manganese 200 series and the chromium-nickel 300 series; the martensitic types of the chromium, hardenable 400 series; the chromium, nonhardenable 400-series ferritic types; and the precipitation-hardening type of chromium-nickel alloys with additional elements that are hardenable by solution treating and aging.