High Feed 6 - 6 cutting edges double-sided insertsThe pocket design of the High Feed 6 ensures precise and stable mounting to the cutter bodies.
WHY HIGH FEED 6
The High Feed 6 (HF6) range offers an economical double-sided insert with 6 cutting edges and can handle up to 0.070” (1.8 mm) axial depth of cut for incomparable material removal and low operating costs. The cutter performs equally well in all types of high feed applications and can perform face milling and plunging operations. The High Feed 6 handles all kinds of materials including steels, stainless steels, cast irons, and high temp alloys.
The pocket design of the High Feed 6 ensures precise and stable mounting to the cutter bodies. The inserts mount at a low lead angle to direct the machining forces up into the spindle rather than radially against the side of the tool. As such, the tool experiences less vibration and can provide long, predictable performance with very high feed rates.
In comparative testing, the HF6 proved more cost-effective and reliable over competitive designs, as well as led the way in productivity and tool life. In one test, the HF6 provided 186% more productivity and 200% more tool life.
- Cutter range 40-160 mm (2 - 4 inch)
- Use 218.21 insert types
- Max depth of cut 1.8 mm
- First choice for ISO P & K materials for medium-size machines
UNDERSTANDING HIGH FEED MILLING
High feed milling is an extremely versatile metal cutting method that can be used in a multitude of operations and industries. The following provides some top-level recommendations on where high feed milling can find its greatest potential. The process combines a shallow depth of cut with a large cutting radius or small lead angle to ensure that the cutting forces are directed towards the machine spindle in the axial direction. Axially directed cutting forces result in greater tool stability, which allows for greatly increased feed rates - sometimes up to 10 times the normal rate.
Even though high feed milling is primarily a roughing method, with our tools it is possible to achieve near net shapes. This allows you to skip the semi-finishing step and go directly from roughing to the final finishing operations which saves a tremendous amount of time and effort and increases efficiency.