Afour-page, full-color brochure describes sizes, pricing, and configurations of Niagara Cutter's lines of Diamondgraphite DG and Diamond Plus DP solid-carbide, diamond-coated end mills. Diamondgraphite DG tools are for machining graphite, while Diamond Plus DP tools are for hard-carbon, high-silicon aluminum, metal-matrix-composite, and plastics applications.
Versatile shoulder end mill
Mitsubishi Carbide's ASX400 shoulder end mill is designed for face and slot milling. Its No-Fly inserts have four cutting edges with a 3D design and large rake angles for low cutting resistance and close-tolerance wall accuracy.
Polished inserts are for aluminum alloys, and VP15TF-coated inserts are for steels. A hard-coated end-mill body resists corrosion and reduces wear. Sizes are 1.25, 1.50, and 2-in. cutting diameters.
New world headquarters for tool company
Valenite consolidated its operations in its new world headquarters in Madison Heights, Mich. The two-story, 57,200-ft 2 facility, which can be increased by 50%, houses all Valenite administrative and support groups. The building features a new customer-demonstration center and product-development laboratory.
Madison Heights, Mich.
Tdkote Tri Cplus, from Richter Precision, is a thermoreactive-diffusion, or thermal-diffusion, coating process to produce metal carbides on tool surfaces. The metal-carbide bond is claimed to have stronger adhesion qualities than other coatings. The metal-carbide combination produces high hardness and toughness, good lubricity, and high wear resistance.
Applications for Tdkote Tri Cplus are similar to those for CVD coatings, although the coating is particularly suited to drawing tools used on stainless steel, hot forging tools, and aluminum and zinc diecasting components.
Richter Precision Inc.
East Petersburg, Pa.
Grooving and parting
Thinbit, from Kaiser Tool Co., expands its selection of Deepgroove support-blade tooling with the introduction of blades for cutting depths to 32mm. There are blades for face grooving (20-mm major diameter, or greater) and for O.D./parting. All are compatible with 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6-mm inserts.
Kaiser Tool Co. Inc.
Fort Wayne, Ind.
Expanded threading-tool program
Prototyp expands the threading-tool range of its Eco-Program for machining high-tensile-strength and stainless steels. New tools include Prototex+Paradur Eco-THL, LH M3-M16 tap for left-hand threads, Paradur Eco-THL with internal-coolant supply, Prototex+Paradur THL for pipe threads, Protodyn Eco LM uncoated and CRN coated for aluminum, Paradur Eco-HT for small diameters, and Protodyn CAP with internal-coolant supply for blind and through holes.
Crystal Lake, Ill.
End mills for aluminum
An Emuge line of end mills, including solid-carbide and PCD end mills and insert tools, cuts all types of aluminum.
Solid-carbide end mills are best for machining aluminum with less than 5% silicon. With a TiB2 coating, these tools are good for alloys with up to 12% Si. For machining highly abrasive aluminum alloys with over 12% Si, PCD end mills cut at 2 3 the speed of standard carbide end mills and have over 50 3 the tool life. The cutters have positive rake angles for speed and free cutting and negative helix angles to promote chip evacuation and prevent buildup at the center of the tool.