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Achieve Rapid Harmonic-Free Stock Removal Rates with the Harmon-i-Cut

Posted by Steven Oszust Jr. on March 25, 2021
Achieve Rapid Harmonic-Free Stock Removal Rates with the Harmon-i-Cut High-Performance End Mill

This month we will focus on one of our most successful legacy tools, the 3400 Harmon-i-Cut end mill. Nearly two decades ago, we recognized the advancements in machining technology demanded increasingly aggressive machining operations to enhance productivity and reduce production costs. Advancements in spindle technology enabled greater spindle speeds while maintaining the necessary power to perform more aggressive cutting operations. With the greater acceptance and application of high-speed machining (HSM) practices in programming, spindle speeds were increased to a range which was greater than those traditionally used for an increase in material removal rates (MRR) over traditional tools. High-speed machining is achieved by increased axial depth of cut and higher spindle speeds, combined with constant chip loads requiring new high-performance tooling design.

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Topics: Advanced Performance End Mills, End Mills, high speed machining, ball nose, high performance, high performance end mills, advanced performance, end mill, endmill, endmills, harmonicut, high performance endmill, harmon-i-cut

Machining Aluminum - Why It's Not So Simple

Posted by John Winebrenner on April 12, 2018

When it comes to machining aluminum, it’s not a simple task.  There are many grades of aluminum, all of which have different recommended machining techniques.  This tool tip helps break down some of the different grades of aluminum and our recommendations for tooling and surface feet per minute.

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Topics: Advanced Performance End Mills, End Mills, high speed machining, tool tip, effective feed rates, high performance, high performance end mills, advanced performance, aluminum, 2024 grade aluminum, 6061 aluminum, 7050 aluminum, 1100 grade aluminum, 7075 aluminum, cast aluminum

Understanding Flutes in High Speed Machining

Posted by Beth Bauer on April 22, 2016

Understanding Flutes in High Speed Machining

We receive a lot of questions when it comes to high speed machining, but one of the most common questions we receive is “how many flutes do I need on my end mill?”. Of course, the number of flutes on your end mill is dependent on your machining needs, but we have put together a quick list to help guide you in the right direction for your high speed machining needs.

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Topics: Advanced Performance End Mills, End Mills, high speed machining, Tool Tips

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