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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Coating challenge

Problems encountered:

  • Sticky material
  • Chip evacuation

Coating requirements:

  • Self-lubricating properties
  • Very low surface roughness
  • Sharp cutting edges

Our coating recommendation

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Ionbond™ 42

DLC Coating for machining Al alloys and gummy materialsIonbond™ 42 is a Diamond Like Carbon (DLC) coating that is suited for machining aluminium alloys and other sticky materials such as plastics whe…

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Dr. Kalpak Shaha, Global Segment Manager Cutting Tools, will be glad to support you.

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