We began development of our unique aluminum and other non-ferrous roughing tools in the early 1990's.
While most cutting tool manufacturer's design tools to be used at 1 diameter depth of cut ours tool design is based upon a 2 diameter depth of cut. That translates into a 3 flute, 3/4 diameter end mill that can cut a slot 1.5" deep at at 14,000 RPM and up to a .040" chip load per tooth.
That's almost 1/8" of metal removed in EVERY revolution of the tool!
Not every machine has the Torque or HP to make those kinds of cuts but if you need to remove ALOT of aluminum FAST, the the DiamondBack IS the tool you have been looking for...
Diamond Back Standard Configurations
2 Flute, Roughers – Stub, Reg, Med Length
2 Flute, Roughers – Long Shank Series w/Reduced Neck, LBS,
2 Flute, Ball Roughers
2 Flute, Ball Roughers – Long Shank Series w/Reduced Neck, LBS
3 Flute, Roughers – Stub, Reg, Med Length
3 Flute, Roughers – Long Shank Series w/Reduced Neck, LBS, Radius
Diamond Back Products
- **LBS - Length Below Shank - This is measured from the tip of the cutting edged to the full diameter of the shank that engages in the toolholder. Typically, it is equal to or less than the cutting diameter.
- *Shank Necked Diameter - This is the reduced neck diameter of the shank to prohibit rubbing of the shank along the wall in a deep pocket milling application.
"We have been running a 3/4 Diamondback DVH rougher for a few months now, havn't changed it... I am running 1.625" LOC .15" WOC 8000RPM and 400IPM so .0167clpt no coating on the tool. It takes these parameters all day long and makes short work of roughing out these parts. So far it has cut about 400 parts which would equate to roughly 40000 cu.in. removed so far, the load meter only shows an increase of 3% so far since day one. I don't plan on changing it. It continues to fill chip bins..../400. With rapid moves and tool change approach in account it runs a pretty steady 50 cuin/min average, which is definately no slouch on a part like this (too much hunting and seeking for material to ravage....)
+1 for destiny tools"
~ Husker, South Texas