Features of NS Tool End Mills

Excellent Cutting Edge

Sharpened cutting edge realizes excellent surface even if cutting depth of 0.01mm in finish cutting.
One example, drop off of sintered carbide grain is hardly observed at cutting edge of NS Tool End Mill as shown in below pictures.

NS Tool End Mill
Competitor A

MACH225 Ball End Mill for high speed cutting of hardened steels

MACH225 is designed for direct carving with high-speed cutting for hardened steel (over 60HRC). In traditional type of ball end mills, cutting resistance and mechanical shock is big due to its negative rake angle. On the other hand, MACH225 reduces such negative effect by employing sharp & positive rake angle which finally leads to long tool life and bigger depth of cutting.

Comparison of cutting time

Comparison of cutting time (Rough cutting by recommended milling condition of each company.)

Work Material: SKD11 60HRC
Size: 80mm ✕ 44mm ✕ 4mm

Time NS TOOL 40min、Competitor A 270min、Competitor B 510min

Spindle Speed [min-1] Feed [mm/min] Depth of Cut (ap x ae) [mm]
MACH225 1R 20,000 2,000 0.2 x 0.5
Rival A 1R 16,000 800 0.06 x 0.6
Rival B 1R 28,500 2,600 0.04 x 0.1

MHD445・645 Square End Mill for hardened steel

Generally cutting edge of end mills for hardened steel is designed with negative lake angle in order to increase chipping resistance. However it effects on cutting accuracy and tool life in worse due to dull cutting edge.
MHD445·645 brought dramatic improvements in cutting accuracy and tool life by employing special design of cutting edge and high-grade of super-micro grain carbide with higher chipping resistance.

Comparison of Tool Life

【Cutting time】NS TOOL MHD645 φ10 48.2min、Rival A φ10 6.6min、Rival B φ10 11.6min、RivalC φ10 32.4min

Work Material: SKD11 60HRC

Cutting Condition:
・Spindle Speed: 3,200 min-1
・Feed: 1,000 mm/min
・Depth of Cut(ae x ap): 0.1 mm x 15 mm
・Air blow