Turning: ISCAR Gives Aerospace Manufacturing The Cutting-Edge

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To ensure that the most efficient, cost-effective cutting tools are designed and made available to the global Aerospace manufacturing industry, ISCAR’s Aerospace Industry Manager remains in constant communication with all of the major sub-sectors involved. Continual technical liaison allows ISCAR’s R&D department to remain aware of all relevant trends in areas such as material developments and machine tool advancements.

This high-level contact and co-operation has supported the development and launch of a wide range of high-quality ISCAR cutting tools that have boosted the global Aerospace manufacturing sector’s productivity and assisted in assuring product quality across many machining disciplines.

Typical of the challenges shared with ISCAR were those related to the difficulties encountered when machining Ni based and titanium alloys that feature very high hardness values (40-47 HRC).

The answer to the problems when machining these materials, that are used in newly designed jet engine parts can now be found in ISCAR’s newly launched IC804 grade and the extension of the company’s selection of uncoated IC4 items.

As the continuing trend is towards ever-harder parts, IC804 and IC4 provide users with substantial improvements regarding tool life and the application of higher cutting speeds, they also provide advantages when machining more conventional Ni based and titanium alloys at stable machining conditions.

IC804 features a hard submicron substrate, IC4 with an AlTiN PVD coating and a special post-coating treatment that provides substantially improved tool life and excellent levels of reliability.

In addition, uncoated IC4 standard items are ideal for the efficient machining of titanium alloys and aluminium alloys with high silicon content. Both IC4 and IC804 feature high hardness, especially suited for hard nickel base and titanium alloys.

Shared features include, outstanding flaking and chipping resistance, continuous turning of nickel base super alloys at stable conditions and reliable and repeatable results.

For more information, contact Iscar South Africa – Tel: (011) 997-2700.

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