Already boasting remarkable performance characteristics that are built upon the foundation of an extremely rigid tool composition and geometry of the 5021 Series, the new line of 5041 Series of 5-flute tools is the first choice end mill for high-performance machining of steel and exotic material types. The solid carbide end mills are manufactured from a micro-grain carbide substrate with ITC’s Cupro coating technology that dissipates heat, prolongs tool life and consistency; providing a robust platform for high-performance machining of deep pockets and cavities.
The 5041 Series of long-reach tools are available in diameters of 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12 and 16mm with a reach of 12mm to 64mm and a length of cut from 5mm to 24mm depending upon the chosen diameter. The geometry and flute length ratio has been optimised on a tool series that has an overall length from 58 to 125mm. As a result of extensive R&D trials at ITC’s Tamworth headquarters to provide the best combination of rigidity, surface finishes and material removal rates when reaching into cavities; the 5041 reduces chatter, vibration and subsequently stress and spindle load. The optimised tool geometry combines with the harmonic flute design that makes the 5041 Series a formidable offering for any manufacturer undertaking trochiodal milling, slotting, pocketing and general heavy material removal applications of aerospace grade materials.
The smaller 3, 4 and 5mm diameter end mills are offered with the choice of a 0.25 or 0.5mm corner radius and tools from 6 to 16mm diameter enable customers to select a corner radius option of 0.75, 1, 1.25, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3 and even 4mm for the larger end mills in the series.