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Inconel 718 is an alloy mainly composed of nickel, chromium and molybdenum and is widely used in aerospace, petrochemical and other applications because of its high strength, corrosion resistance and high temperature resistance. Machining Inconel 718 is challenging due to its high strength and hardness and requires special machining strategies and tool materials.
Some important aspects when machining Inconel 718 are:
Cutting Speed: Due to the high hardness and strength of Inconel 718, a low cutting speed is required to minimize tool wear.
Tool Material: It is important to use tool materials that can withstand the high temperatures encountered when machining Inconel 718. Carbide, ceramic and polycrystalline diamond (PCD) are some of the materials that can be used to machine Inconel 718.
Coolant lubrication: Coolant lubrication is very important when machining Inconel 718 to lower the temperature in the cutting area and reduce tool wear. Dry machining is recommended when machining with ceramic milling cutters.
Chip formation: Due to the high toughness of Inconel 718, it is important to control chip formation to avoid chip jamming and vibration.
Machining Strategy: An effective machining strategy for Inconel 718 typically involves a combination of high pressure coolant, constant depth of cut and low cutting tool toughness to achieve consistent chip formation and minimal heat-affected zones.
Overall, due to its properties and requirements, machining Inconel 718 requires careful planning and tool selection and machining strategies to achieve the required tolerances and surface finishes.
The Swissceramill ceramic milling cutters for machining CNC milling machines from Inconel were developed in order to achieve greater efficiency in CNC machining. This new technology in CNC milling has many secrets that you can use today for your CNC production.
In roughing, we achieve a time reduction of 2x to 5x compared to existing CNC programs. We achieve these improvements with existing machines from a speed of 8000 - 40000 rpm.
The Swissceramill ceramic tools were developed to achieve higher performance when machining Inconel 718 and other difficult-to-machine metals.
This innovation is a world sensation and the first milling tool with which you can shorten machining times through high cutting speeds, feeds and infeeds.
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