ZCC Cutting Tools plans to introduce new solid carbide milling cutters from the ALP and ALG series with high-performance DLC coating (Diamond-Like Coating) at EMO 2017.
As the company explains, the tools are produced with a thin, high wear-resistant diamond coating and are particularly suitable for machining aluminum alloys with high silicon content.
Tool life is reportedly increased in both wet and dry machining applications.
Also presented will be Swiss Turn ISO tool holders with internal cooling for automatic lathes. Connections in either the back or side of these holders enable a through coolant supply direct to the cutting edge of the insert.
For tangential milling cutters, the manufacturers are showcasing their new EMP 09 product range with the small inserts LNKT 120608 PNR-GM. Thanks to the fine pitch of the milling bodies, with more inserts, productivity can reportedly be increased. The products have a stable and strong insert shape for higher feed rates with different substrates. The new design allows a soft cutting action and is therefore seen as also suitable for low-power or older machines.
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