Barrel cutters have been used in the machining and milling field for around 20 years now but have been held down by technological constraints like the lack of CAM software that support these sort of tools. Luckily, there have been current technological innovations in CAM software like the hyperMILL ® and Mastercam ® that solve this issue when using barrel cutters. And as a result of this, more and more manufacturers have decided to use Wiltshire Emuge Barrel-Shape Cutter.
What is Wiltshire Emuge Barrel-Shape Cutter?
So what are barrel cutters precisely? Basically, they are solid carbide end mill with an unique ground cutting edge that allows you to have the same ability of a large ball end mill but with more accurate control due to its smaller size in comparison.
Advantages and disadvantages of Wiltshire Emuge Barrel-Shape Cutter
This sounds too good to be true right? Well in a sense yes, because typical ball cutter costs a lot more to create in contrast to a regular ball end or bullnose cutter.
But the awesome tradeoff is that it takes a considerably less amount of time to process the material and due to its very 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 advantageous for a manufacturer to have a large radius on the cutting surface using Wiltshire Emuge Barrel-Shape Cutter? With this unique feature, the barrel cutter is that it enables a huge stepover distance to the subsequent pass while at the same time giving you a better finish when processing materials. In addition, the smaller distance travelled by the tool means that it lasts significantly longer as a result of having bigger steps as specified above.
As you can tell, there are many advantages of using a barrel cutter for any manufacturer. But because it significantly minimizes machining time and increasing tool life means you’ll be able to save a great deal of money than actually using typical ball end or bullnose end mill cutters.
If you wish to know more about barrel cutters, you can contact us at Wiltshire Emuge Barrel-Shape Cutter for more details and information on this unique tool and many more.