Thread mills with anti-vibration technology

Unstable conditions and long overhangs often lead to vibration, poor thread surfaces and even fractures during thread-milling processes. With the TC630 Supreme orbital thread milling cutter, Walter is presenting the first solid-carbide thread milling cutter with DeVibe anti-vibration technology.

Incorporating an anti-vibration land on the flank face, the tool is stabilised during machining, thus suppressing vibration. The patent-pending DeVibe technology ensures excellent operational smoothness and enables usable lengths up to 4xDN, which is suitable for small threads, long overhangs, unstable conditions or difficult materials.

In these difficult areas of machining, creating and maintaining dimensional accuracy is also desirable which, according to Walter, is where the cutter’s overall design and geometry deliver results. With only one row of cutting edges engaged at a time, the design addresses tool deflection to ensure the thread remains cylindrical. The moderate number of teeth also enables a high feed per tooth, enhancing the wear resistance already created by the carefully selected cutter substrate and coating.

The Supreme milling cutter for blind-hole and through-hole threads has a broad application range that covers all ISO materials up to 48 HRc. Metric thread sizes from M1.6 to M20 are in the standard programme, while also in the range are cutters for metric fine pitch threads, UNC, UNF and STI UNF. The latter is primarily suited to aerospace applications.
With the TC630 Supreme, users can take advantage of a range of benefits, such as a high level of process security and reliability in unstable machining operations. This ensures its suitability for lathes with driven tools, long-overhang applications or instances where reliable chip removal is required – even in deeper thread applications where the optional internal coolant (from M5) applies.

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