As the need for machining smaller volume work pieces made from cast iron and steel has grown, so has the need for smaller size tools that can enhance productivity and reduce operating cost. Therefore TaeguTec offers a smaller size insert for its highly popular Chase2Hepta milling line. The Chase2Hepta 6mm inserts and cutters are available to meet the challenges posed by technical trends in forging and casting technologies which is demanding higher productivity and economical tools that can handle lower depth of cut conditions. The Chase2Hepta line is renowned for offering 14 corners on one insert.
The double-sided and highly effective 45 degrees entry angle is the ideal solution for high performance on cast iron and steel machining, while its positive cutting edge geometry lowers cutting loads during rough machining making it an efficient and smooth set of tools. Covering a wider range of machining applications, the dual usage TaeguTec Chase2Hepta 6mm inserts are screw type. The line of mini cutters comes in three geometries – the M, MM and ML.
The M geometry 6mm Chase2Hepta line is used for roughing applications of steel and cast iron work pieces and its smooth machining with good tool life is due to its reinforced, positive rake angle. For general cast iron machining applications, the optimized cutting edges of TaeguTec’s MM geometry chip breakers on the Chase2Hepta 6mm line means low cutting forces in cast iron machining.
The ML geometry for the 6mm line is ideal for cast iron light machining and difficult to cut materials such as stainless steel and heat resistant alloys. Its sharp, positive cutting edge was designed for minimal cutting force.