We stopped over to check on the tools during the show and spend some time with Tyler Bonde who tooled up the entire job.
Tyler has been following us on Instagram for a while and he reached out to us to help show off the capabilities on the Matsuura MX850 5 axis VMC during the IMTS 2016 show. Give him a follow @tcb1228 on Instagram!
In the video, Tyler explains how he is using the Diamondback rougher that not only cuts down his cycle time, when compared to insert style end mills, but also how the tools generate a manageable chip size that doesn't clog op his chip augers. We're planning on showing off the finished part at the PRI Trade Show (Performance Racing Industry) in December 2016.
All the tools running on the Matsuura MX850 5 axis VMC at the IMTS 2016 show where using Destiny Tool End Mills.
Check out the video and be sure to give @matsuurausa a follow on Instagram!
This article originally appeared in CNC West, June-July 2016 issue,
"Driven to Perform: Odenthal Manufacturing" written by Sean Burr
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho is not really on anyone’s radar as being a hotbed of manufacturing, but it should be. This lakeside resort community is a jewel in the Idaho panhandle with skiing and boating the main attractions. In a city of 60,000 people Forbes lists it inside their top twenty plac- es for small business and careers. It’s also where David Oden- thal grew up, started racing, and built his machining business.
Odenthal Manufacturing came about through David’s love of racing go karts and his dad’s automotive machining back- ground. “Growing up my brother and I raced karts,” explains David. “Dad had an automotive machining business in the local area and spent every penny he made putting my brother and I through racing. He wasn’t married so it was what we did together. We traveled all over the country on what was considered to be a small racing budget.”
After graduating high school in 1986 David attended Northern Idaho College’s two year vocational machine tech program. After graduating in 1988 he got a job with MSM Design making various types of film equipment including IMAX cameras. That is where he got his first shot at designing. “Marty Mueller was my mentor and gave me a shot at designing a brand new film magazine” said David. He had a skill and love for both racing and making things, so in 1992 Keith Odenthal sold his automotive machine shop, teamed up with David, and Odenthal Manufacturing was born. Their first product was the Odenthal Racing Products engine mount for go karts.
End-mill tool with high and low helical flutes and related method for rough cutting and finishing a workpiece
We've been asked to explain what exactly is a Double Variable Helix many many times. Basically, the helix angle of an individual flute changes from a low helix to a high helix and in some cases to a super high helix as you follow the helix line up and individual flute. In addition to that each flute has an incrementally different start which we define as a double variable helix or DVH. Below is some detail on one of the patents of the DVH.
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
1. Technical Field of the Invention
In general, the present invention relates to machining of a workpiece, More particularly, the present invention relates to end-mill tools for milling a workpiece and a related method.
2. Background of the Invention
Rotary cutting end-mill tools are used for various machining operations on workpieces. Such machine operations are generically referred to as milling operations and include the forming of slots, keyways, pockets, and the like. Several considerations related to end-mill tool design include time for completing a machining operation, amount of material removed in a cut, quality of the cut, and wear on the tool itself during the milling operation.
The various machining operations performed with an end-mill tool can be performed in a “roughing” mode (rough cutting) and a “finishing” mode (finishing cutting). During roughing, material is removed from a workpiece at a relatively high rate (e.g., depth of cut), but with a relatively rough surface finish. Finishing involves the removal of material from a workpiece at a relatively low rate, but with a relatively smooth surface finish. Generally, these two operations (roughing and finishing) are antithetical to one another, and require two operations with two different end-mills.
End-mill tools are formed from materials such as tungsten carbide, high speed steel, ceramic, and other advanced materials and coatings and typically include a “shank” portion, a “body” portion and a “point”. The shank portion is located towards one end of the end-mill tool and is generally cylindrical (but may be tapered) for engagement by a spindle of a milling machine. In use, the milling machine rotatably drives the end-mill tool about its longitudinal axis. The body portion of the end-mill tool is located between the shank and the point. The point is formed at an opposite end of the tool from the shank portion, and typically includes one or more cutting edges.
To manufacture an end-mill tool, a grinder is typically used to grind a flute face and a corresponding cutting edge on the body of the end-mill tool. The grind (grinding operation) typically starts from a position adjacent an end of the body portion and continues to a point at or near the interface of the body portion and the shank portion, commonly referred to as an “inception location”. The grind forms a desired helical flute face and/or helical cutting edge. Prior art end-mills typically have continuous helical flutes with continuous cutting edges helically extending from the inception location to the point (or vice-versa). The flutes function primarily for chip removal, in a manner similar to the helical flutes found on an ordinary drill bit.
We've spent a lot of time putting together our new website together just for you! We've tried to make it as interactive and as helpful as possible to machinist who need information at their fingertips right at their CNC Machine.
If this is your first time hearing about Destiny Tool, then you should know what we are NOT like everyone else who makes end mills. We understand the details and we hope our new website depicts our attention to detail. We provide a niche solution for very specific materials and in-depth technical support. You'll notice that we've used the ISO 513 standard for coding all of our tools and speed and feed charts. We where the FIRST manufacturer of end mills in the world to adopt this color coding schema when we introduced our 2012 catalog.
Materials we machine at a high performance level
When End Mill Performance Matters
We offer a high performance product line for those companies that want to reduce cycle time and improve finishes first and foremost. That's our goal. Our SUBSTRATE, GEOMETRY, TOLERANCES and COATINGS are developed with specific materials groups in mind. As a result we provide solutions to the aerospace, defense, medical device, firearms, wafer manufacturing, auto racing, and cutting edge new product innovations.
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