EMUGE-FRANKEN Introduces New Ceramic End Mills for High-Speed Roughing, Milling of Heat Resistant Super Alloys

EMUGE-FRANKEN USA, a leading manufacturer of high-performance taps, thread mills, end mills, drills, and other rotary tools, has announced the introduction of its Cera-Cut end mills featuring a high-hardness cutting ceramic head brazed to a carbide shank for optimal vibration dampening and longer tool life compared to one-piece ceramic tools. Featuring a high-feed duplex cutting edge geometry, Cera-Cut produces high metal removal rates in challenging nickel-based alloys, resulting in machining parts 200 to 400% faster than conventional carbide end mills. Also, the tool life of Cera-Cut is up to five times higher than regular carbide end mills.

“With the growing use of heat resistant super alloys, we are pleased to offer our customers new, long-lasting five-flute ceramic end mills for roughing and milling in these challenging applications,” said Mr. Dan Doiron, Manager, Milling Products, EMUGE-FRANKEN USA. “For example, Cera-Cut excels in the machining of complex aerospace parts.”

EMUGE-FRANKEN Cera-Cut End Mills are designed for the consistent cutting of high-temperature resistant materials such as Inconel, Hastelloy, and Nimonic as well as the machining of hardened tool steels. Cera-Cut is also suitable for making interrupted cuts, and offers a tight cutting diameter tolerance ranging from -0.0008″ to -0.0016″ (-20 to -40 microns), depending on the tool diameter.

Cera-Cut end mills can be used for roughing or pre-finishing, and can produce 2D or 3D contours, and are suitable for face milling, slot milling, helical milling, contour milling, and pocket milling. EMUGE-FRANKEN Cera-Cut End Mills are offered in different diameters from .24 to .79 inches (6 to 20 mm). Corner radius, modular and special designs are also available.

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For over 100 years, the German company group EMUGE-FRANKEN has been one of the world’s leading manufacturers of precision tools for thread cutting, drilling, gaging, clamping, and milling. With 1,950 employees, EMUGE-FRANKEN offers an innovative product program with 40,000 in-stock items and a multiple of that with customer-specific tools. The product range focuses on applications in the automotive industry, power plants, aerospace industry and medical technology as well as general manufacturing. As a complete system supplier for the machining industry, EMUGE-FRANKEN has branch offices or sales partners in 52 countries.

EMUGE-FRANKEN USA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the 1,950 employee German company EMUGE-Werk Richard Glimpel GmbH & Co. KG (Lauf, Germany). EMUGE-FRANKEN USA offers end-user technical support through a network of in-the-field engineers and in-house product specialists, all with extensive tooling and application experience. Over 10,000 types of cutting tools and accessories are stocked in the company’s U.S. and Canadian Headquarters located in West Boylston, MA, U.S.A. The recently expanded 50,000+ sq. ft. facility includes a technology center with a machining and tooling demonstration showroom and classroom, tool manufacturing and coating, reconditioning, warehouse, sales, support, and administrative offices.

For more information on EMUGE-FRANKEN USA, call 800-323-3013, at 1800 Century Drive, West Boylston, MA 01583-2121, or visit (www.emuge-corp.com).

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