Advanced Tool Inc not only delivers to you a tailor-made end mill that will optimize your process, but we also give you results that you could never achieve from a catalog end mill.
Imagine if your machine could tell you exactly what it needs to produce better parts. It can.
A worn end mill has valuable data that tells us exactly what to change geometrically and what to keep. Our proprietary production system analyzes the wear pattern, stress points, and areas of breakdown. It integrates the nuances that your needs and specific application bring. This delivers precisely formulated customized end mill geometry.
Understanding cobalt content, grain size, and transverse rupture strength is a science all on its own. It is important to consider the balance of hardness and toughness according to the intended use. Cemented carbide is hard but fragile. Tungsten carbide is the main ingredient and the cobalt is the adhesive. As the tungsten carbide particles become smaller, the material becomes harder. As cobalt increases, the lower the level of hardness.
For instance, in milling Titanium, today there are 12 different grades of carbide from the top carbide substrates companies in the world. You generally don’t have the opportunity to work with end mill manufacturers to research and try these different grades, with Advanced Tool Inc, you do.
Coating Recipes & Coating Technology
First, there are the various coating recipes to consider, and each coating supplier has recipe combinations unique to them. For example, one supplier’s ALTiN might offer added lubricity over another’s. On top of recipes, each supplier uses different equipment and technologies. Each supplier is continuously advancing their coatings over another, what’s hot today won’t be hot tomorrow. At Advanced Tool Inc, when we work a custom application we are offering our customers the best options in real time (today).
Test. Beat. Repeat.
Our customers don’t just test one combination of geometry, substrate, and coating. We let them test as many custom combinations as they’d like. This is why we win applications and beat the best of the best in our industry.