MECHT is suitable for applications in shoulder face milling, plunge cutting, slot milling and ramping.
MECHT is suitable for applications in shoulder face milling, plunge cutting, slot milling and ramping.

Japanese ceramics manufacturer Kyocera has developed a new indexable milling cutter as part of its MECH range.

According to the company, MECHT is suitable for applications in shoulder face milling, plunge cutting, slot milling and ramping. It can reportedly achieve 90° shoulders and smooth surfaces.

When compared to conventional milling cutters in this category, the cutter is available in a combination of insert sizes, Kyocera said. The larger bottom inserts are positioned at the first stage of the toolholder to handle larger cutting forces handle higher cutting forces, which stabilizes the titanium alloy machining and helps improves the fracture resistance. The bottom inserts are held in place by double-faced contacts, and the new flute design prevents the chips from clogging, Kyocera said.

The cutters also feature a heat-resistant PVD-coating (PR1535) coating technology, which increases the breaking strength of the product. The JS chipbreakers require a lower cutting force than other cutters, and heat development at the cutting edge is reportedly kept to a minimum.

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