May 31, 2018

Definition of PITCH for milling cutters and solid end-mills: Pitch is the distance (angle) between the teeth and is typically shown in degrees.
Let´s have a look at differential pitch in milling, its benefits and application.

PITCH : Equal  or Differe...

May 31, 2018

Hardened steels

This group of materials contains hardened and tempered steels with hardnesses >45 – 68 HRC. Common steels include carburizing steel (~60 HRc), ball bearing steel (~60 HRc) and tool steel (~68 HRc). Most of these steels are applied in m...

May 31, 2018

Trochoidal milling uses a series of overlapping circular forward movements, in the radial path direction (plane X-Y), repeating these spiral movements in a required number of passes to achieve the final workpiece shape.

It requires specialized progra...

May 31, 2018

T-Slot Milling Cutters are products developed to create cavities specially suitted for T-Nuts and their design follows the DIN 650 

What are T-Nuts?

T-Nuts are clamping elements widely used in the industry. Frequently associated with Machine Tool Build...

May 22, 2018

The workpiece material is one of the most important variables with influence on the machining process. The preparation for successful machining always starts with the correct understanding of the material that is going to be cut.

The metalworking indu...

May 22, 2018

High alloy steels are alloys of iron based mixed with more than 0.55% carbon and other elements greater than 8%, such as, chromium, manganese, silicon, molybdenium. These elements can give characteristics to the steel such as tensile strength, high h...

May 22, 2018

If all parts were perfect, tolerances would not be needed. However, the reality in manufacturing is that every part produced has and will have some level of deviation, even the more precise part.
When designing a product, one of the main tasks of the...

May 22, 2018

Machinability of Materials Group “S” (HRSA – Heat Resistant Super Alloys) is considered difficult because : HRSA materials are metallurgically composed to have high strength at high temperatures, the stresses that are generated when machining also ar...

April 27, 2018


Basically parting and grooving operations are defined by being 3-sided cut operations, right+left flank side and front side.
Typically used to produce grooves and to cut-off (parting) pieces in a turning machine.

Current Lamina´s Inserts R...

April 5, 2018

Definition of Linear Ramping Down: It is a movement performed by the milling cutter, using the axial Axis (Z-Axis) simultaneously with other axes like X-Axis, Y-axis or X+Y Axes. It is used to perform Pockets, Cavities or Slots operations succesfully...

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