Machining stainless steel for aerospace applications

Published Date
February 12, 2021 - 03:30:pm

A Dormer-branded tool designed for stainless steel is the Force M drill, which has a micrograin carbide substrate and a multilayer TiAlN coating. The drill has an S-shape, modified four-facet, split-point geometry to reduce cutting pressure with honed corners and cutting edges so they do not chip when starting a hole.

Related Glossary Terms

  • titanium aluminum nitride ( TiAlN)

    titanium aluminum nitride ( TiAlN)

    Often used as a tool coating. AlTiN indicates the aluminum content is greater than the titanium. See coated tools.

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