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KORLOY has launched the Composite Router Endmill for machining composite materials (CFRP/GFRP).
A composite material is combined materials of two or more kinds, it is stronger than many materials by weight, and its typical examples are Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer and Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer (fiberglass).
With the increasing demands for higher efficiency and lighter weight, more and more composite materials have been used in various industrial fields such as automotive, aerospace, wind power and energy industries.
Due to the high hardness and low thermal conductivity of the fiber-reinforced materials, high-temp cutting heat is generated during machining and tools wear out rapidly. In addition, their high strength, high elastic modulus, and non-homogenous mixture between dissimilar materials cause excessive vibrations, and the composite structures cause machining troubles such as delamination, splintering and burrs.
The diamond-coated grade ND2100 features a nano-crystalline diamond coating that has strong resistance to wear and welding, resulting in outstanding tool life. The Composite Router Endmill delivers excellent surface finish due to down-cut blade design of low cutting resistance.
KORLOY’s Composite Router Endmill offers four types of tools to cover rough to finish cutting — CCDR (Dual Helix), CCR (Router), CCLR (Low Helix), and CCRR (Reverse Helix), allowing for increases in productivity in wide applications such as slotting, trimming, ramping, and pocket machining of composite materials.