Cutter suits trochoidal milling

Complementary to its trochoidal milling benchmark 5021 series, Industrial Tooling Corporation (ITC) has launched its 5031 series of square-end and corner radius five-flute end mills.

These Cupro-coated stub-length end mills are available in diameters from 3 to 16 mm.
ITC’s 5031 has an overall length from 40 to 72 mm, with a length of cut from 7 to 24 mm. This reduced shank and flute length eliminates vibration and improves machining performance in high material removal applications. These benefits are underpinned by harmonic flute geometry that improves chip evacuation and extends tool life.
The company has also introduced the 5031 series with a range of corner radii for each diameter, from 0.25 and 0.5 mm for the smallest 3 mm diameter cutter, all the way up to a 4 mm radius on the largest 16 mm tool.
Geometry combines with a sub-micron carbide substrate and wear resistant Cupro coating to deliver reduced torque and load on the machine. These benefits are credit to a smooth cutting action that improves swarf evacuation and reduces temperature during machining. The composition of the 5031 series is said to makes it the tool of choice for machining steel and exotic materials that inherently increase temperature and stress on the cutting tool.
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