End mill delivers high-rate metal removal for titanium roughing at low torque

December 10, 2013

5ME's CYCLO CUT® Max-Flute end mills enable machining of internal structures in titanium, INCONEL® alloy, and stainless steel components with removal rates of up to 12 cu. IPM at 45 ft.-lbs. of torque.

The 20-flute end mills use shallow, radial widths of cut to transfer less heat to the cutting tool. This allows higher surface speeds for roughing titanium and alloys that have traditionally required high torque at low RPM to achieve desired removal rates.

When coupled with a trochoidal machining strategy, the end mills maintain a constant angle of engagement, making the radial cuts more consistent throughout the cutter path, increasing material removal rates, and decreasing cycle times, the company reports.

The tool flutes are designed with a differential pitch to break up harmonics and reduce chatter.