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Near endless tool life with Gühring milling cutters

Producing flat surfaces with a good surface finish quality or demanding cavities with a high metal removal rate?
Milling operations are some of the most versatile machining operations in metal cutting. Depending on the application Gühring provides suitable milling tools. Our programme stretches from allrounder to specialists, from conventional to modern HPC/HSC strategies such as trochoidal milling or iMachining (SolidCAM).

Milling to the highest perfection

RF 100 Ratio end mill

Ratio ®-high-performance roughing end mill with flat knuckle-type teeth

Optimised roughing geometry for a higher metal removal rate: 60% longer end mill tool life

The new Ratio® high-performance roughing end mill have gone through several geometry adaptations in order to drastically increase the metal removal rate and to prolong the tool life by up to 60 percent compared to similar end mills on the market.

The new roughing geometry distinguishes itself thanks to a constant diameter flute run-out to protect the area under stress and a deeper, rounder flute geometry. Thanks to larger flutes small chips are produced for improved chip evacuation. In contrast to the conventional geometry the roughing geometry is asymmetrically designed. The more stable asymmetrical cutting knuckles produce a smooth rough-finish surface. This reduces the cutting pressure in comparison to smooth cutting milling cutters.

The smooth cutting operation makes the application possible on less powerful machines or with unstable clamping conditions.Guhring end mills can handle these issues easily. Thanks to the new tool material DK400N the end mills are now significantly tougher and have less of a tendency to crumbling of the cutting edges. By utilising the full cutting edge length a higher metal removal rate is achieved. Also the end mill life scores points with a plus of up to 60 % compared to similar tools on the market.

Performance plus at a glance with Guhring end mills

The improved performance capability of the end mill is due to its optimised roughing geometry and the new tool material DK400N. It results in shorter chips and longer end mill tool life. By utilising the entire cutting edge length a higher metal removal rate can be achieved. In addition, the milling cutter achieves up to 60% longer end mill tool life with high process reliability. Therefore, it is also suitable for less powerful machines and unstable clamping conditions.

Different options for a wide range of machining tasks

There are various options of end mills available. The RF 100 U Ratio end mill is suitable for universal application, RF 100 VA for the machining of stainless steels and RF 100 A end mill for the machining of aluminium.


RF 100 SPEED – HPC milling bits in steel and VA

Rf 100 speed

With the new RF 100 Speed milling bits, the sharpest and fastest HPC milling cutter in Guhring’s Ratio programme is available on the market. It distinguishes itself thanks to a steep helix of 48° and its unequal cutting edge distribution for a smooth and quiet cutting operation. The milling tools are available in various designs.

More informations about the RF 100 Speed Milling Cutters…

 

RF 100 Ti Aircraft milling tool – high-performance milling cutters for titanium- and special alloys

Its toughness, chemical resistance and low thermal expansion makes titanium indispensable for highly stressed components as applied, for example, in the aviation industry. At the same time, these characteristics create enormous machining difficulties. Guhring’s RF 100 Ti Aircraft  milling tool was especially developed to meet these requirements.

 

Ratio end mill 100 Ti Aircraft milling bits possess a special face geometry enabling process reliable milling, slotting and roughing in special and titanium-alloys. An optimised chip chamber possesses a deeper flute in the frontal cutting edge area for improved chip evacuation. Furthermore, the transition angle of RF 100 Ti Aircraft milling bits provide the Ratio end mill more stability. The optimised corner radius ensures long tool life.

Even more performance with less milling tool wear: Guhring’s ZENIT

As a special tool RF 100 Ti Aircraft milling bits are also available with ZENIT-coating. Developed to improve the performance of the tool in titanium-alloys regarding tool life and cutting parameters, the ZENIT-coating also reduces the formation of built-up edges when machining aluminium and titanium. Where Ti-based coatings have the tendency to bind with the material to be machined, the zirconium nitride based coating ZENIT chemically reacts only slowly with titanium and titanium-alloys. A reduction in cutting edge stresses and friction forces results in longer tool life.

RF 100 Ti Aircraft in application

  • Application: Wet machining in TiAl6V4Cutting parameters:
    ap: 24 mm         ae: up to 0.53 mm
    vc: 155 m/min    S: 4125 min-1
    fz: up to 0.18 mm  vf: up to 3100 mm/min
  • Metal removal rate: Q = 36 cm³/min
    Tool life in excess of 135min for roughing

HPC & HSC milling cutters – maximum optimised application examples

Application example – material 16MnCr5

RF 100 Speed, #6761, Ø 16 mm, HPC clamping chuck + PINLock-protection

vc 410 m/minfz 0,450 mmhm 0,123 mm
ae 1,2 mmap 45 mmvf 14690 mm/min
Q = 793 cm³/min

Application example – material Hardox 400®

RF 100 U, #3871, Ø 20 mm, Weldon chuck

vc 200 m/minfz 0,180 mmhm 0,049 mm
ae 1,5 mmap 55 mmvf 2290 mm/min
Q = 189 cm³/min
HPC & HSC milling cutters
HPC & HSC milling cutters

HPC & HSC milling – strategy comparison

comparison with material 42CrMo4

Guhring milling bits

RF 100 Diver, #6736, Ø 12 – Z4, Weldon chuck

vc 300 m/minfz 0,120 mm
n 7960 U/minvf 3820 mm/min
ae 1,5 mmap 24 mm
Q = 138 cm³/min

5 radial feeds per
1200 mm path
Machining time = 1.34 min

guhring milling bits

Competition

HPC milling cutter, Ø 16 – Z4, Weldon chuck

vc 140 m/minfz 0,070 mm
n 2790 U/minvf 780 mm/min
ae 7,5 mmap 12 mm
Q = 70 cm³/min

2 axial feed per
1200 mm path
Machining time = 3.05 min

milling cutter competitor

Application comparison material 1.4301

Guhring milling bits

RF 100 SF, #3632, Ø 16 – Z6, Weldon chuck

vc 160 m/minfz 0,100 mm
n 3185 U/minvf 1910 mm/min
ae 1,2 mmap 30 mm
Q = 69 cm³/min

10 radial feeds per
900 mm path
Machining time = 4.43 min

Competition

Indexable insert milling cutter Ø 25 – Z3

vc 200 m/minfz 0,120 mm
n 2550 U/minvf 920 mm/min
ae 12 mmap 2 mm
Q = 22 cm³/min

5 axial feeds per
900 mm path
Machining time = 14.40 min

milling cutter competitor

Application overview

This overview assists in assigning Guhring’s high-performance milling bits to the material and strategy selection: Tools allocated at the bottom are for conventional milling with large feeds and reduced cutting data. The further up the tools are allocated, the lower the lateral feed. However, higher cutting values are applied.

Milling tool selection made easy: Guhring Quickfinder

You are searching for a high-performance milling tool for a roughing operation in steel? This is how to find it:

 

1) Steel, aluminium, stainless as material for the milling bits? Whatever material you are machining we have a suitable tool. Begin with the material selection!

2) Do you wish to apply your milling cutters for roughing or plunging? No problem. Select the column with the desired application!

3) Unstable conditions or high-performance cutting? Depending on machine conditions and cutting parameters orientate yourself on the milling conditions available to you!

4) You have found your ideal milling bit and will be referred to the respective catalogue page with dimensions and cutting data.

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