SNKX High-Feed Milling Insert

September 13,2013

Nexus Cutting Tools introduces its SNKX high-feed insert. Optimized for high-feed milling, the new SNKX geometry is a high-feed square insert. Featuring eight corners with helical geometry, its size and unique design delivers more cutting edges per insert, thus dramatically increasing productivity, according to the company.

The SNKX insert is manufactured with proprietary sub-micro grain carbide and advanced PVD coating technology, which is up to five times thicker than most PVD coatings. This allows for machining of multiple materials and ensuring excellent tool life.

The specific advantages of the new Nexus high-feed milling cutters are high material-removal rates along with eight economical cutting edges. Applications include facemilling, copy milling, plunge milling and roughing operations on pockets and 3-D surfaces.

The new Nexus cutters are available in standard Weldon shank endmills and standard facemills. The new high feed cutters are also available in the patented Power-Loc endmills and the patented Shrink-Mill design for zero runout.

Related Glossary Terms

  • 3-D


    Way of displaying real-world objects in a natural way by showing depth, height and width. This system uses the X, Y and Z axes.

  • facemilling


    Form of milling that produces a flat surface generally at right angles to the rotating axis of a cutter having teeth or inserts both on its periphery and on its end face.

  • feed


    Rate of change of position of the tool as a whole, relative to the workpiece while cutting.

  • 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.

  • physical vapor deposition ( PVD)

    physical vapor deposition ( PVD)

    Tool-coating process performed at low temperature (500° C), compared to chemical vapor deposition (1,000° C). Employs electric field to generate necessary heat for depositing coating on a tool’s surface. See CVD, chemical vapor deposition.

  • plunge milling

    plunge milling

    Highly productive method of metal removal in which an axial machining operation is performed in a single tool sequence. The tool makes a series of overlapping, drill-like plunges to remove part of a cylindrical plug of material one after another. Because of the increased rigidity of a Z-axis move, the tool can cover a large cross-section of material.

  • 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.