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Machining of non-ferrous metals

Non-ferrous softer metals form the ISO N group. This group includes materials such as aluminum, copper, brass, bronzes and magnesium-based alloys with hardness under 130 HB, except for some high-strength bronzes (>225HB). Aluminum (Al) alloys containing less than 12–13% silicon (Si) represent the largest portion of this group. Low-alloyed aluminums are very sticky while aluminum with a Si-content of >10% is very abrasive.

Machining non-ferrous metal, especially aluminum, produces long chips with a relatively easy chip control when alloyed. Cutting forces, and thus the power required to machine them, are low – and sharp cutting edges can keep them low.

Our non ferrous coating solutions

Cutting Tools
Tetrabond Plus - Rainbow

Tetrabond™ Plus

Smooth ta-C coating for machining non-ferrous metals

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Tetrabond Drill

Ionbond™ 42 Cutting Tools

DLC Coating for machining Al alloys and gummy materials

Ionbond™ 42 is a Diamond Like Carbon (DLC) coating that is suited for machining aluminium alloys and other sticky materials such as plastics where moderate (<350°C) cutting edge temperatures are generated. This thin coating is designed to maintain maximum cutting edge sharp-ness while facilitating extreme smoothness of the coating chip evacuation, moving heat away from the cutting edge.

Variety of standard cutting applications

Ionbond™ 42 shows excellent performance in drilling and reaming aluminium of alloys, especially for aerospace applications. The low coefficient of friction combined with sharp cutting edges eliminates sticking and built up edge, providing a clean surface finish. The lower deposition temperature allows for deposition on carbide, HSS and brazed tools.

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Coating applications

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Milling of aluminum 2024

The challenge is determining the right coating for an OEM customer looking to mill Al 2024 with a 12 mm cemented carbide with minimum quantity lubrication. Rotation speed is 12000 to 20000 turns per minute, feed speed is 1397 to 2565 mm per minute.

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Drilling of AlSi12

The problem faced is very abrasive material.

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Kalpak Shaha

Dr. Kalpak Shaha

Global Segment Manager Cutting Tools