Rule number one when machining high hardness materials is the harder the material, the greater the demands placed on the cutting tool. To mitigate the negative effects on cutting tools brought on by reduced cycle times, TaeguTec’s HardMill, a solid carbide end mill is dedicated towards high-speed machining of high hardness materials.
With tougher application requirements demanded from the mould and die and aerospace industries, TaeguTec has applied an advanced coating on the HardMill line grade, the TT5505, in order to improve on current offerings in the market right now. Its improved tool life and coating is a direct result of the ultrafine grain size substrate, which in the end provides excellent surface finish.
While this is a dedicated cutting tool for high-speed machining of hardened workpieces, the end mill’s optimised shape gives the user levels of resistance to wear and tear that increases productivity and offers greater performance while at the same time, its superior radius and shaft tolerances enables for precise finishing operations.
TaeguTec’s end mill is available in 645 standard items and comes in three types: Flat, radius and ball nose types. The HardMill is also available in a wide selection of neck lengths covering a broad range of applications for the mould and die, aerospace and general machining sectors.
A further advantage of the HardMill is its precision and stability due to its improved “R” accuracy and diameter tolerance.
The best solution for high-speed machining of high hardness steel is accentuated by the PVD coated TT5505 grade, an ultrafine substrate with resistance properties that improves tool life and offers excellent surface finish.
Real-world case studies against some of the biggest competitors in the business have found that TaeguTec’s HardMill series of flute, radius and ball nose types have substantially increased tool life, says TaeguTec.
End of year celebration
In November 2017 TaeguTec South Africa held its traditional ‘End of Year’ get together for clients, suppliers and friends. Featured below are a selection of the over 300 attendees.
Jaco Greef, Braam Annandale, Hendrik Lourens, Edmund Hearn and Toy Coetzee, all from Kelvion Thermal Solution
Justin Bloem, Pieter Smit, Bennie Roux, Rever Raath, Shaun Zowitsky and Dean Smuts, all from Tankquip
Ean Viljoen and Stef Erasmus, both of Maxion Wheels with Hans Rossouw of Taegutec South Africa
Pieter Swart, Louis Swart, Gerhard de Klerk and Jaco Bothma, all of PSJ with Markus Vorster and Bennie van der Westhuizen, both of R Maintenance
Martin Krugell of Taegutec, Piet du Plessies and Tiaan du Plessies, both of Cowles Engineering, Reinart Bergh of Robb & Carter and Stoffel Venter of Cowles Engineering
Ben de Beer of Ultragear, Andries Venter of S-Tech, Richard Kumm and Eloise Pyper, both of Ultragear and Anthony Myburgh of S-Tech
Jacques de Villiers of Taegutec South Africa, Willie Prinsloo of UMA Africa, Savvas Pouroullis of Manhattan Corporation and Marius Verwey of Lucchini SA
For more information contact TaeguTec SA on TEL: 011 362 1500 or visit www.taegutec.com