One cutter, many choices

A versatile new range of milling cutters and inserts form an important part of Dormer Pramet’s first product launch of 2017. Expanding the company’s range of milling cutters, the development adds an adaptable option to support a wide range of insert shapes and operations from roughing to finishing.
The SOD05 cutter, developed under the Pramet brand, reduces tool changeover time and inventory costs with its universal pocket, which is capable of carrying octagonal, round and square inserts. It means that the cutter, available in diameters from 32-125 mm, can perform face milling, shoulder milling, slotting, plunging and ramping in steel, stainless steel, cast iron and non-ferrous materials.
To support the new cutter, Dormer Pramet has added to its range of octagonal (OD), round (RD) and square (SD) inserts. The OD insert has eight cutting edges and low cutting forces, promoting an economical option for face milling, while the RD inserts are suitable for high-feed roughing, shallow profiling and ramping. SD inserts have four cutting edges and offer a 90° option for square-shoulder milling, providing depths of cut up to 10 mm.
All insert types have the same radial and axial positions of edges – allowing for easier CNC programming and manual operations.
Meanwhile, Dormer Pramet has announced a new range of small diameter cutters (12-40 mm) for turn-milling operations, which have a high number of teeth to improve productivity.
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