Kennametal has introduced a new face milling tool Mill 16, which has a wedge-style clamping system, numbered pockets and inserts and an open pocket design to increase chip flow in heavy roughing. As automakers strive for increasingly fuel efficient and environmentally friendly vehicles, they are turning away from traditional iron favourites such as gray and ductile iron (GCI and DCI) to compacted graphite iron, or CGI. Unfortunately, CGI is also more difficult to machine, requiring cutting tools both tough and wear-resistant. Due to the continuing call for cost-effective machining solutions across all manufacturing industries, these tools must also offer a low cost per part and predictable tool life. To overcome these challenges, Kennametal has developed Mill 16™ for face milling applications. The Mill 16 has a fine-pitch and medium pitch cutter body equipped with an innovative single-screw, wedge-style clamping system. This reduces time spent in the tool crib setting the tool and assures rigid, no-fail tool placement. Mill 16 is available in cutter diameters ranging from 50 mm to 250 mm.
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