The latest video from our instagram #DestinyTool hashtag;
A 3-flute 1/8" Destiny Viper cutting a clearance slot for at 5,000 rpm and 10" a minute. .300" DOC and .025" step over. Pretty impressive Trochoidal milling.
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Many of our competitors data tables don't provide information on slotting so we've always found it's always a bit of a conundrum for a machinist of CNC operator to compare one end mill manufacturer to another from just the speed/feed data. That's why we chose to use slotting for our chart. It's the true test of a end mills performance!
So, getting back to that secret we told you we would tell you. As we noted, and according to the chart above, a 1/2" Viper REQUIRES minimum of .006" CLPT. THAT is truly the MINIMUM. If you run under our MIN Chip Loads the tool WILL burn up from you rubbing it to death!
Truth be told, we actually don't know the max CLPT for our Vipers, Diamondbacks of Raptors for every diameter. That's one of the reasons we've got a test tool policy that encourages you to fill out a test report. Back in the old pre-CNC days the machinists had a method of finding the best chip load for a tool: 'Feed it 'til it breaks and back it down 10%" Here at Destiny Tool we're a bit old school. If you get a test tool from us by using our test tool GUARANTEED TRIAL PROGRAM and the tool breaks because you exceeded the MAX CLPT we'll replace the tool for FREE (as long as you give us the TEST TOOL report because we really really want to know where the top end is on quite a number of our tools!)
Ok, Since we're giving away secrets you might as well know that the marketing team also made another change to the chart data because they got "worried about this whole 'scaring people' thing." Where it's states "1X Diameter" in the the catalog it originally said "2X diameter" in the draft. The marketing folks claimed that their logic was that at some point some competitor is going to start to get closer to our performance numbers and it's just going to be easier to reprint a new catalog with the "2X diameter" and let them play catch up again. (1 dia RDC = 2 dia ADC).
Hope we didn't scare you too much! :-)
Ti2 Design, based in Pearl City, HI., is a family owned and operated business. The materials they cut are predominately Titanium Grade 2 hence the company name. They have also begun producing some of their cool gadgets in other matertials such as Copper, Brass and Zirconium.
All of their products are manufactured in a machine shop in Pearl City, fulfilled daily by Mike Bond, the owner, and his wife. Their products are made in the USA and their goal is to create products that last a lifetime transcending generations. They initially launched their products on Kickstarter which helped them determine which items gets placed on their website. Click here to see their website: Ti2 Design
Munching steel this afternoon! The 1/2" @destinytool raptor 3/6 is as good as it gets for milling steel, stainless and Titanium.
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