Milling Cutters for 5-Axis Machines

July 18, 2017
Controx, Inc. has incorporated a design into their milling cutters so they can be used on 5-axis machines.

Ideal for the grooving of rotary vane and turbo pump rotors and other rotors requiring precision depth and width control, these milling cutters have slot widths of up to 5/8 in. and depths to 3 in. Long service life is assured due to process-oriented choice of cutting material (special fine and ultrafine solid carbide grades, high speed steel grades) and a selection of surface treatments (coating, edge preparation).  Adjusting the clamping surfaces and drive geometries to the tool holder provides safe and stable tool clamping.  Individual tooth designs allow increased speed which reduces the machining time and improves surface quality.  A special side clearance design on the milling cutters for Turbo Pump Rotors allows use on 5-axis machines.