Here at Fullerton, we have various types of coatings, but our FC1 coated tools are one of the strongest and durable types of cutting tools. Our FC1 coating is a layer of diamond that is bonded to the carbide tool. This coating requires special carbide grades. Because of this, the only standard tooling this coating can be added to is our MATRX line of tooling. The MATRX line is available in a low wear grade of carbide that works well in abrasive materials without coating and much better with a layer of FC1 added. We can also manufacture specials out of the special carbide grade that will take the FC1 coating. This coating works great in Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastics (CFRP), Metal Matrix Composite (MMC), and other highly abrasive materials.
Last month we talked about our foundational approach to provide tool development (which you can access at http://blog.fullertontool.com/our-foundational-approach-to-tool-design). This month we will dig further into the stages necessary to provide consistent quality and value to our customers.
Did you know that we have 2 different types of weldon flats? It's true! We have a Standard Weldon Flat and an Advanced Performance Weldon Flat. The Advanced Performance Weldon Flat and the Standard Weldon Flat are essentially the same, but the length of the Weldon Flat to the cutting end of the tool is different. The Advanced Performance Weldon Flat is measured from the flute washout to the flat. This guarantees that the flute or flute washout will not be inside of the holder. If the flute or flute washout is inside the tool holder, the chips can pack into the holder and can cause the tool to break.
Multifunctional Step Tools
Your business makes its money when your machine is making parts. For jobs that require multiple operations, changing tools can take time away from that manufacturing process. This is where multifunctional, step tools can make all the difference. Combining multiple operations into one tool enables a shop to purchase fewer tools, improve production efficiency by reducing cycle time, and gets products to market faster, all impacting the bottom line.
Have you noticed Fullerton’s Saw feeds are much greater than other saw manufacturers? The reason is radial chip thinning. Radial chip thinning is all the buzz in newer advanced tool paths associated with high efficiency machining, but Fullerton has been employing these techniques for years in our 2450 Ferrous Saws and our new 2455 Non-Ferrous Saws.