For the finish-turning of HRSA materials, NTK Cutting Tools has introduced its JP0 Bidemics range of inserts. Suitable for machining HRSA materials at speeds up to 480 m/min, the JP0 is the latest addition to the NTK range of Bidemics, a material that the company says can greatly improve productivity for aerospace manufacturers which are regularly cutting challenging materials.
Capable of machining at cutting speeds up to 15 times faster than carbide and CBN alternatives, the NTK JP0 demonstrates high wear resistance and consistency. The new JP0 insert grade is suitable for running at cutting speeds from 180 to 500 m/min, with a feed rate of 0.05 to 0.2 mm/rev, and a depth of cut from 0.1 to 0.7 mm.
Currently, NTK has introduced the new high-performance finish turning grade in three different designations: the CNGA, DNGA and VNGA geometries. The 4.76 mm thick CNGA and DNGA inserts are available with a 0.4, 0.8 or 1.2 mm corner radius, and an IC of 12.7 mm. NTK’s VNGA insert designation is available with a 0.4 or 0.8 mm corner radius, and a 9.525 mm IC. The company says that all three designations demonstrate outstanding quality with the 0.04 mm honed edge preparation.
NTK recommends that when turning HRSAs and other extremely challenging material types, manufacturers should utilise button inserts from the Bidemics, Whisker and SiAlON series for heavy-duty roughing, followed by the NTK SiAlON range for semi-finish passes and the new JP0 for finishing with a constant depth of cut.
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