Dry milling of HRC die

An OEM customer is looking for the right coating to enhance dry milling of SKD11 tool steel (HRC 60-62) with a square end mill (Ø8 mm). The milling process uses a 4000 rpm tool rotation speed, cutting speed of 100 m per minute, a radial depth of 0.25 mm and an axial depth of 8 mm.

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Coating challenge

Problems encountered:

  • Plastic deformation due to high temperatures
  • Abrasive wear
  • Chipping of the cutting edge

Coating requirements:

  • High hardness
  • High temperature resistance

Our coating recommendation

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Hardcut milling cutter

Hardcut™ Plus

Hardcut™ Plus, a TiSiN based multi-layer coating, has been developed for high speed end-milling and gear hobbing of the hardest and toughest materials including exotic nickel and titanium alloys unde…

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