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    At SolidCAM World 2-19 in Orlando, we were pleasantly surprised to hear, that iMachining can also be used for insert milling cutters. This is a good alternative to solid carbide cutters, especially for larger diameters, as the inserts can be rotated or exchanged.

    Initially, we had the question of how to deal with any potential vibrations on the CNC machine.

    We then started a test with Mapal (https://mapal.com/en-int/milling), at the Mapal HQ in Aalen, and we were positively surprised at the results that could be achieved with porcupine cutters, especially in materials that are difficult to machine.

    Our technician from the Suhl office, Mario Bujack, has led the test together with Mapal. Many thanks for that, only those who try new things can get ahead.

    Another application area is the aerospace industry, where large structural components made of aluminium have deep pockets and cavities, which offers enormous time-saving potential, through the use of porcupine cutters and iMachining.

    We have tested various materials up to titanium - the results of the tests, which also include NC programs, pictures and videos can be requested directly from us - please just write us a message.

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    This shows us once again how excellent is our iMachining technology - our advantages over other competing strategies is still very significant.

    iMachining is the only technology to vary the cutting (engagement) angle and adapt the feed rate accordingly, thus keeping a cpntant cutting force on the tool..

    In combination with our amazing iMachining Wizard, providing automatic optimal feeds and speeds, iMachining is an unbeatable product, that is enjoying enormous popularity worldwide.

    The following materials were machined during our test:

    1.2311 | 40CrMnMo7

    1.2379 | X155 CrVMo 12-1

    1.4301 |
    X5CrNi18-10

    1.4401 | X5CrNiMo17-12-2

    3.1354 |
    EN-AW 2024

    3.7164 | Titan Grade 5


    If you have more questions, please feel free to contact us.

    Let's push iMachining also in this segment - we see great potential in heavy machining.

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    Michael Leditzky
    COO Technical SolidCAM Germany
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    Hello Michael Leditzky , it is very interesting we want to do a similar test next week. Is it a regular porcupine cutter ? Or do they have some high level, precise porcupine cutters for this type of work ?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by ilker uludag View Post
      Hello Michael Leditzky , it is very interesting we want to do a similar test next week. Is it a regular porcupine cutter ? Or do they have some high level, precise porcupine cutters for this type of work ?
      Hello ilker uludag , in this case it was a standard porcupine cutter - but we had new inserts especially for titanium, which had a special geometry.

      We achieved the best results with these inserts.

      In particular, however, the question arises as to which diameter is better than a normal solid carbide cutter - we decided to test from D40 upwards.

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      • #4
        In our test, material is 42CrMo6 so if you share the cutting conditions of the test you did for 1.2311 | 40CrMnMo7 it'd possibly work good also for us

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Michael Leditzky View Post
          At SolidCAM World 2-19 in Orlando, we were pleasantly surprised to hear, that iMachining can also be used for insert milling cutters. This is a good alternative to solid carbide cutters, especially for larger diameters, as the inserts can be rotated or exchanged.

          Initially, we had the question of how to deal with any potential vibrations on the CNC machine.

          We then started a test with Mapal (https://mapal.com/en-int/milling), at the Mapal HQ in Aalen, and we were positively surprised at the results that could be achieved with porcupine cutters, especially in materials that are difficult to machine.

          Our technician from the Suhl office, Mario Bujack, has led the test together with Mapal. Many thanks for that, only those who try new things can get ahead.

          Another application area is the aerospace industry, where large structural components made of aluminium have deep pockets and cavities, which offers enormous time-saving potential, through the use of porcupine cutters and iMachining.

          We have tested various materials up to titanium - the results of the tests, which also include NC programs, pictures and videos can be requested directly from us - please just write us a message.

          4032-3024-max_1.jpg


          This shows us once again how excellent is our iMachining technology - our advantages over other competing strategies is still very significant.

          iMachining is the only technology to vary the cutting (engagement) angle and adapt the feed rate accordingly, thus keeping a cpntant cutting force on the tool..

          In combination with our amazing iMachining Wizard, providing automatic optimal feeds and speeds, iMachining is an unbeatable product, that is enjoying enormous popularity worldwide.

          The following materials were machined during our test:

          1.2311 | 40CrMnMo7

          1.2379 | X155 CrVMo 12-1

          1.4301 |
          X5CrNi18-10

          1.4401 | X5CrNiMo17-12-2

          3.1354 |
          EN-AW 2024

          3.7164 | Titan Grade 5


          If you have more questions, please feel free to contact us.

          Let's push iMachining also in this segment - we see great potential in heavy machining.

          4032-3024-max.jpg 3024-4032-max.jpg


          Michael Leditzky
          COO Technical SolidCAM Germany
          Hi Michael, it's really interesting, Could you please attach the video if you have ?

          BR,
          David.

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          • #6
            Hello everyone We conducted a test more than a year ago, the milling cutter under low loads proved to be very good ! DMG DMU 60 Monoblock machine ; material Stainless steel processing reference https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmnTlJdXV4k&t=6s
            Last edited by Mishanq555; 05-12-2021, 01:29 PM.

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