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HPC trochoidal milling

Key information on HPC trochoidal milling

There are a variety of machining strategies used in the metal working industry to produce top-quality components. HPC trochoidal milling comes with its own set of challenges. Contact us to find out more about related applications and the associated requirements.
What is HPC trochoidal milling, and what are the main factors to consider? Here are the things you need to know to succeed.

HPC trochoidal milling falls under shoulder milling. Instead of straight toolpaths, the tool mills trochoids, or short loops, into the surfaces being machined. In such operations, it is necessary to ensure that the stepover (a((e))) is not too large.

Especially under unstable conditions or with large overhangs, this type of machining offers several advantages. Due to the shorter cutting time, the tool vibrates less than it would if you were using traditional milling strategies. In addition, it is also possible to increase the cutting speed (V((c))) by up to 500 per cent thanks to the shorter heating and longer cooling phases. For a purely technical perspective, solid carbide and indexable milling cutters are able to perform this machining operation. In spite of this, HPC solid carbide cutters with a vibration-inhibiting geometry have become the standard. Vibrations are reduced to a minimum by means of an irregular distribution of cutting edges and varying spiral angles. This ensures a longer tool life while allowing for larger cutting parameters.

ZCC Cutting Tools is sure to have the right HPC end mills for your specific application. Do you need help with your HPC trochoidal milling applications? Then contact us. We’re there to help.

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Are you looking for tools for your HPC trochoidal milling applications? You can find everything you need to know about our HPC end mills in our brochure.

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