Tungaloy has expanded its DoPent face milling line with a new cutting edge geometry and grade. The cutter has a 70° lead to enable it to take greater depth of cuts than traditional 45° lead cutters, says the company.
The double sided pentagon insert allows for 10 cutting edges per insert to help reduce the cost per part produced. The cutter is now available in pressed type inserts, which generates 10 per cent less cutting forces, making the tool practical even on lighter machines. The insert is available in neutral geometries, allowing for right and left hand rotation. Inserts are available in the new AH3135 grade. The multi-layered coating offers chip resistance while the carbide substrate offers toughness.
The insert is a good choice for carbon steel, alloy steel, cast iron, aluminum alloys and super alloys.