Barrel cutters have been used in the machining and milling sector for around Twenty Years now but have been held down by technological constraints namely the lack of CAM software that support these sort of tools. Luckily, there have been new technological advancements in CAM software like the hyperMILL ® and Mastercam ® that resolve this concern when using barrel cutters. And because of this, more and more manufacturers have decided to utilize Devon Emuge Barrel-Shape Cutter.
What is Devon Emuge Barrel-Shape Cutter?
So what are barrel cutters really? To simply put it, they are solid carbide end mill with an unique ground cutting edge that enables you to have the same ability of a large ball end mill but with more accurate control due to its smaller size in contrast.
Benefits and drawbacks of Devon Emuge Barrel-Shape Cutter
This sounds too good to be true right? Well in a sense yes, because standard ball cutter costs a lot more to make compared to a regular ball end or bullnose cutter.
But the excellent tradeoff is that it takes a considerably less amount of time to process the material and because of its comparatively small size, it has much better tool life or endurance thus you are able to offset the initial fee of barrel shape cutter.
So why is it useful for a manufacturer to have a large radius on the cutting surface using Devon Emuge Barrel-Shape Cutter? With this unique feature, the barrel cutter is that it allows for a large stepover distance to the following pass while simultaneously giving you a much better finish when processing materials. On top of that, the smaller distance travelled by the tool means that it lasts significantly longer because of having bigger steps as stated above.
As you can tell, there are many benefits of using a barrel cutter for any manufacturer. But because it considerably reduces machining time and increasing tool life means you’ll be able to save a lot of money than actually using regular ball end or bullnose end mill cutters.
If you want to know more about barrel cutters, you can contact us at Devon Emuge Barrel-Shape Cutter for more details and information on this exceptional tool and many more.