‘Lollipop’ cutter range extended
Posted on 21 Mar 2020 and read 1121 times
The business model at Tewkesbury-based Quickgrind Ltd (www.quickgrind.com
) is focused on products tailored to the needs of the end user, hence the Infinite Possibilities branding.
An example of this is the new Orbis series of Lollipop end-mill cutters, which can be configured to suit specific applications and material types.
Designed for five-axis machining of intricate components, the solid-carbide Orbis range allows access to difficult-to-reach features and surfaces; it also enables manufacturers to use a single tool to follow the most challenging of tool-paths and component forms.
The Orbis range is available with two, three, four, six or eight flutes, along with a variety of lollipop diameters, shank diameters and overall lengths — plus reduced neck diameters.
Furthermore, Orbis cutters have been designed to achieve ultra-fine surface finishes, even when targeting difficult-to-reach component features — and the tool geometries have been configured to minimise vibration.
There are three geometries for different material types: the Orbis A series has been designed for machining aluminium; the S series is for cutting titanium, nimonics and other high-temperature alloys; and the D series is for steel, hardened steel and other mould and die grade steel materials.