TaeguTec has launched two new five-cutting edge insert lines – RTMX and RTHX – with related cutters specifically dedicated for the stainless steel and difficult-to-cut materials used, but not exclusive, in the aerospace, oil and gas and power generation industries.
ChaseMold’s RTMX and RTHX inserts including the line’s optimal cutter design were born through rigorous trial and error as well as performance testing in order to attain excellent performance in stainless steel, difficult-to-cut materials and turbine blade machining under severe machining conditions and in unstable fixtures.
The RTMX is a press-to-size type line for economy while the RTHX ground type is dedicated towards high precision machining with both line’s offering a high positive rake angle for low cutting resistance.
Both inserts come in 10mm and 12mm sizes and their chip formers are available in three types: MM, ML and MLL. The MM chip former is recommended for unstable conditions, the MLL for stable conditions and the ML covers the middle range between the MM and MLL types.
Furthermore, both lines are available in standard and special grades. The special grades are made for any machining environment, even under harsh conditions due to their high wear resistance and toughness capabilities.
Cutters are available in end mills (ø32mm), modular types (ø25-40mm) as well as face mills (ø40-80mm) and all are coolant capable for easy chip evacuation.
For tool life during the roughing operation of the airfoil, shroud and the root part of the blade component made from martensitic stainless steel (X20Cr13, AISI 420), TaeguTec’s new 5-teeth RTMX line outlasted a leading competitor’s tool by 65 per cent, while on a blade shroud and root roughing operation made from stainless steel (1.4923), the same RTMX line increased tool life by almost 30 per cent, the company claims.
Concerning productivity, TaeguTec’s tests using the ChaseMold RTMX line on an aerospace engine case made from Waspaloy and Inconel 718 increased productivity by 65 per cent on a leading competitor’s similar offering.
End of year celebration
In November 2016 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.
For more information contact TaeguTec SA on TEL: 011 362 1500 or visit www.taegutec.com
Schalk van Schalkwyk and Kevin Coetzee, both of Tooling Technology with Hans Rossouw of TaeguTec in the centre
Danie Jordaan, Lappies Visagie, Deon de Beer and Rudi Smith, all of Eastern Hydraulics
Gerhard de Klerk, Tinus van Huyssteen, Louis Swart and Jaco Bothma, all of PSJ Engineering
Helga Erasmus, Adele du Toit, Bianca Webb, Antoinette Jacobs and Tess Meyer, all of TaeguTec
Henry, Nico, Ian, Dean, Barend, Johan and Tommie, all from Videx Mining
Pierre Goosen of TaeguTec, Louis Barnard and Andries Venter, both of S-Tech Heavy Engineering and Nathan Govender of TaeguTec
Chris Steenkamp, Ulrich and Lizelle Olivier, Adele Steenkamp, Johann Van Schalkwyk and Catia Bertoletti, all from U&L Engineering
Wikus Terblanche, Whitey Taylor and Daniel Koekemoer, all from Knorr-Bremse SA