Aluminum, carbide burs

Aluminum, carbide burs

January 25, 2017

Tooling/Cutting Turning/Milling

Milwaukee, Wisconsin – Alu/Nf Cut carbide burs bring new levels of machining performance particularly to aluminum applications. Aluminum has grown increasingly popular in industry because of its special properties, such as extreme durability, low weight, exceptional corrosion resistance, and uncomplicated recycling. Processing the many different aluminum alloys, however, can be complex.

Depending on the alloy, the machinability properties can range from tough and gummy to brittle and hard. In addition, when milling aluminum, built-up edges can occur, which can cause the tool to clog up quickly.

Alu/Nf Cut burs can effectively process material ranging from soft non-ferrous metals such as aluminum alloys, brass, copper or tin, to harder variants such as alloys with a high SiC content, titanium, titanium alloys, and bronze.

Availaible in a variety of shapes and dimensions, with shank diameters in 1/8” and ¼” (3mm to 6mm), and bur diameters ranging from 1/8” to 5/8” (3mm to 16mm), Ali/Nf Cut burs are characterized by high stock removal, long tool life, and deliver smooth milling performance. For working on softer aluminum alloys, Hicoat versions of Ali/Nf Cut with an additional coating. Thanks to superior anti-friction properties, this coating improves chip removal significantly, increases the bur’s tool life, and delivers improved surface finishes with greatly reduced loading.

Alu/Nf Cut burs with Hicoat are optimized for specific material groups, such as aluminum, steel, stainless steel (INOX), cast iron, and plastic.

Source: PFERD INC.