Chiron and Gühring have set a record of machining 1000 cubic centimetres of steel alloy (16MnCr5) in 60 seconds, which equates to a metal removal rate of 8 kg of steel per minute.
The record was set on a Chiron FZ 16 five-axis machining centre using a Gühring RF 100 Speed P tool – a roughing cutter specially adapted for machining steel, high-tensile steel and cast iron. RF 100 Speed P has a 48° helix angle with unequal cutting-edge partitioning that ensures a soft, quiet cut and smoothness in machining. This capability reduces the load on the machine and increases the volume performance.
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