optimum combination of tool geometry and exceptional powdered
metal material provides the basis for all PM Plus products.
Free cutting geometry to reduce torque requirements, and increased
toughness via their unique powdered metal provide tools specially
suited for machining work hardening and gummy materials. They
also work well with mild steel. Feed rate increases of 700%
have been documented in production tests.
A special proprietary combination of advanced
geometries and a powder metal substrate material have resulted
in a new, efficient, economical and aggressive roughing tool
for high volume aluminum removal.
The benefit of machining
with these tools is not only their rugged endurance, but
their performance. Available corner radii (.060", .090",
and .120") make deep
pocket roughing a breeze. Unlike conventional roughing tools,
the Series 538's design throws a flat ribbon chip out and
away from the cutting surface, eliminating any problem of
chip packing in the flutes of material buildup on the tool's
surface. This, along with the fine grain structural strength,
provides excellent heat and wear resistance.
The Series 538 is available in both right
and left hand cutting designs with or without TiCN coating
based on the roughing operation. Built into each Series 538
rougher is the cost saving economics which make this tool
superior to its competition. High speed rates (to 3,250 SFM)
and heavier feed rates with less torque and horsepower demands
make the Series 538 a real profit maker.
- Special proprietary
powder metal material
- High helix, high
- Uniquely designed
truncated knuckle form
- Special end geometry
for improved performance in ramping and plunging
- Requires less torque
- Reduced machining
- Reduced overall
- Corner radius design
available as standard