A cutting tool is a specialized tool used in various industries for removing material from a workpiece to achieve the desired shape, size, or finish. Cutting tools are commonly used in machining processes such as milling, turning, drilling, and grinding.
These tools are typically made of hardened materials such as high-speed steel (HSS), carbide, or ceramic, which can withstand the high heat and forces generated during cutting operations. They are designed with sharp cutting edges or teeth that meet the workpiece to remove material.
The specific type of cutting tool used depends on the machining process and the material being cut. For example, milling cutters are used for removing material from a workpiece in a milling machine, while drills are used for creating holes. Turning tools are used in lathes to shape cylindrical workpieces, and grinding wheels are used for precision grinding operations.
The main difference between cutting tools for milling and other cutting tools lies in their specific design and purpose. Here are a few key distinctions:
Tool Geometry – Milling cutters typically have a cylindrical or disc-shaped body with cutting edges on the periphery and/or the face. They are designed to remove material by rotating the cutter while feeding it into the workpiece. Other cutting tools, such as drills or turning tools, have different geometries tailored for their specific cutting operations.
Cutting Direction – Milling cutters are primarily used for perpendicular or oblique cutting, where the cutter rotates against the workpiece. In contrast, other cutting tools may be designed for axial cutting (along the workpiece’s longitudinal axis) or rotational cutting (e.g., turning).
Versatility – Milling cutters are highly versatile and can perform various operations, including facing, slotting, profiling, and contouring. They can be equipped with different types of inserts or cutting edges to achieve specific machining tasks. Other cutting tools may have more specialized functions, such as drilling holes, threading, or parting-off.
Machine Compatibility – Milling cutters are commonly used in milling machines, which are specifically designed for milling operations. These machines have a rotating spindle that holds the milling cutter and allows precise control over the cutting process. In contrast, other cutting tools may be used in different types of machines or equipment, such as lathes, drills, or saws.
Cutting Conditions – Milling cutters are designed to withstand higher cutting forces and vibrations that occur during milling operations. They are typically made from harder materials and may feature special coatings to enhance their durability. Other cutting tools may be optimized for different cutting conditions, such as high-speed cutting, heavy-duty machining, or specific material types.
The differences between Erix cutting tool and other cutting tools are:
The Erix cutting tool’s solid dependability is ideal for situations where downtime is unacceptable.
A simple, rapid cutting wing replacement system makes the Erix cutting tool extremely efficient and user-friendly.
With cutting wing sizes ranging from 8 mm to 15.6 cm few cutting tools are as versatile as the Erix Tool.
The Erix cutting tool is used in NC/CNC machines, on automated production lines and for manual milling around the world.
The Erix Tool is available through a large network of authorised
distributors and agents around the world
Please refer to our catalogues* for full information about capacities, dimensions, combinations, materials and standard part details.
* Available in both metric (mm) and imperial (inches) measurements.
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