Operators will now be able to machine small components with maximum feed rates, improving cutting performance and decreasing machining time, Ceratizit said.

The patented geometry of the insert guarantees extremely even cutting forces on the cutting edge, following extensive FEM (Finite Element Method) calculations on the strength. Due to the even distribution of the cutting forces, the cutting edge resists the high stress created during profile milling. The low cut depths of the MaxiMill HFC are combined with a high feed rate of up to 3 mm/tooth.

In tests, when machining a forged die, MaxiMill HFC was able to quadruple the cutting performance while also reducing the machining time by a 50%. As dies are used several times the operator must constantly finish-mill the profile. The more often this happens the more the material densifies. It becomes harder and thus more difficult to machine. The HyperCoat grades from Ceratizit offers a suitable solution for these challenges. The inserts have a high cutting edge stability and long tool life, even under unfavourable conditions.

Ceratizit's MaxiMill HFC cutters are now available as shell milling cutters, end mills and cutters with threaded end.