Sumitomo Electric Carbide Inc. has added the WFX Series to its family of shoulder milling cutters.
The high-precision body of the WFX Series, which includes a redesigned cutter containing a 90-degree lead angle, is optimal for shoulder milling. The high accuracy of the WFX is ideal for attaining exceptional part squareness. The WFX inserts' convex cutting edge provides extreme toughness and features an integrated wiper that delivers an excellent surface finish. The Series includes coarse, fine and super fine pitch cutter bodies. Coarse and fine pitch versions range from 2" to 8" diameters, while super fine pitch bodies are available in 2" to 5" diameters.
The WFX Cutter Series offers the newly developed multi-layer Super ZX Coating structure on grades ACP200, ACP300, and ACK300. With excellent wear-, fracture-, and adhesion-resistance, these grades achieve 1.5 times longer tool life than conventional coatings.
Related Glossary Terms
- gang cutting ( milling)
gang cutting ( milling)
Machining with several cutters mounted on a single arbor, generally for simultaneous cutting.
- lead angle
Angle between the side-cutting edge and the projected side of the tool shank or holder, which leads the cutting tool into the workpiece.
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.
1. On a saw blade, the number of teeth per inch. 2. In threading, the number of threads per inch.
Metal-removing edge on the face of a cutter that travels in a plane perpendicular to the axis. It is the edge that sweeps the machined surface. The flat should be as wide as the feed per revolution of the cutter. This allows any given insert to wipe the entire workpiece surface and impart a fine surface finish at a high feed rate.