ISCAR TIP TALK - Groove Turn- Choosing The Right Machining Technique

Today we'll talk about choosing the most suitable machining technique when using Groove-Turn tools. Machining pockets with Groove-Turn tools can be performed by using several techniques. The most common ones are plunging, Groove-Turn and ramp-down. So which one is better? This depends on what we're looking for. If we seek the fastest machining cycle, we should usually choose between plunging and Groove-Turn . A simple rule of thumb says that whenever the depth of groove is greater than 4 times the width of groove, it will be faster to widen the pocket by use of plunging. Whenever the width of groove is greater than 4 times the depth of groove, a Groove-Turn technique will be faster. So when do we apply ramp-down? Whenever we need better stability and increased tool life, the ramp-down technique will be the most suitable. For example, machining pockets in exotic materials such as high temperature alloys. Iscar offers a large variety of solutions suitable for all types of machining techniques. Check our catalogue, and should you have doubts about which solution suits you best, please contact us. Download ISCAR WORLD, the virtual "one stop shop" app that features all ISCAR's online apps, interfaces, and product catalogs in a single space: #ISCAR, #GROOVE-TURN, #Plunging, #Ramp-Down,#MachiningPockets, #Groove