2L inc. has introduced a line of solid carbide armor mill cutting tools that are designed to machine hard materials such as granite, armorplate, hardened steel, stone and brick.
The tools have a shape similar to a flat endmill but allow milling of hard materials that cannot be cut by standard endmills. They have a centercutting design that also allows them to be used for drilling.
The company said that the introduction of these tools opens a new market to the jobshop industry.
Machining intricate patterns and engraving in granite countertops, floor tiles, and other household items now is possible without having to have the specialized artistic skills required with sandblasting or hand carving. The company said machine shops can use CAM software they already have or simple engraving software such as the 2L Engraving Software to make products that can be used in the construction industry.
2L solid carbide Armor Mills are available in diameters from 0.078 in. to 0.500 in.
Armor Mills and Armor Drills, and the full line of 2L engraving tools, endmills and cutting tools are designed to be used with CNC milling machines and other industrial machining equipment.