Why buy Aluminium Geometry Milling Cutters?
Aluminium is of course a much softer material than any ferrous metal, however, that doesn’t mean it won’t come with any challenges when machining it. Aluminium swarf tends to be sticky or long chipping therefore you can encounter various issues which can lower your tool life or affect your surface finish should you not use the appropriate tool. Dedicated milling cutters for aluminium tend to have a lower number of flutes, larger chip pockets, high helix and no coating which all contribute to effective swarf management.
How to choose the right Aluminium Geometry Milling Cutter?
All dedicated milling cutters for aluminium have similar features such as a lower number of flutes, larger chip pockets, high helix and no coating which can often make it difficult when deciding which one is best for your requirements. Here we summarise our go to ranges for aluminium milling to help you make the right choice:
Alu-Power - The original range for non-ferrous machining from YG-1. The Alu-Power milling cutters provide excellent chip flow in high-speed aluminium milling, with some series featuring a lapped flute design for an improved surface finish. These are certainly a minimum requirement for aluminium machining compared to general uncoated milling cutters due to their specific Alu geometries which ensure excellent swarf management. Alu-power has a wider choice of diameters, lengths, and geometries than other ranges too.
Alu-Power HPC - The best-performing milling cutters for ULTIMATE high metal removal on aluminium, aluminium Alloys, die cast aluminium, non-ferrous alloys, and plastic. The Alu-Power HPC eases through aluminium from side cuts to rough cuts, to aggressive ramping and plunging applications. The razor-sharp unique flute design ensures exceptional swarf control at high feed rates whilst the polished flutes provide a perfect finish. Optional DLC coating for harder aluminium applications.
A+ (A-Plus) - Look no further than Korloy’s A+ end mills for the best performance in finishing applications. The mirror-like flute geometry combined with state-of-the-art sharp cutting edges ensures a reduced cutting load to facilitate a smooth chip evacuation. The unique u-shape flutes provide a mirror finish across aluminium applications.
Alu-Splitter – As the name suggests, the Alu-splitter range features a unique chip splitter geometry which takes the worry away from managing aluminium’s long and sticky swarf. Two different geometries are available as part of the Atorn Alu-Splitter range.
- The TVC geometry is excellent for deep cuts up to 3.5xD with maximum reliability and surface finish.
- The HPC geometry features through coolant and more chip dividers on the front and side of the flutes to ensure incredible performance and chip flow in plunge milling, pocketing, ramping, slotting, and end milling at the highest metal removal rates.
Alu-Power HPC Chip splitter - Provides incredible tool life and high productivity. The chip splitter improves chip evacuation by shortening the chip length into smaller chips during high Speed Machining. These milling cutters provide excellent wear resistance and low cutting resistance.
Our knowledgeable team of experts can help you find the right milling cutter for aluminium to suit your requirements. So why wait? Browse through and buy from our range of aluminium milling cutters online or alternatively please call 01924 869 610 or email email@example.com for any advice or queries.