Two new additions to the range of special-purpose routing/cutting tools supplied by AAG via its CNCShop E-commerce Division comprise different versions of the latest solid carbide ‘0’ series of single-flute spiral tools manufactured by Amana. As with other special-purpose tools, they have been designed to accommodate applications for which standard spiral tools would be less effective in terms of cut quality and tool life expectancy.
Available in multiple sizes, configurations and routing/cutting depth options, the ‘0’ series incorporates a proprietary carbide coating system that provides enhanced protection against tool deterioration caused by abrasion, erosion, galling and fretting. This ensures constant razor-sharp cut edges and a superior mirror material surface finish as well as a radical reduction in problems associated with chip removal efficiency and chip re-welding during the routing/cutting process that is often encountered when standard spiral tools are employed.
The Amana ‘0’ series of tools will process a wide range of disparate materials. Typically and respectively these include aluminium and aluminium (ACM) and titanium (TCM) composites and acrylic and plastics, in addition to various non-ferrous metals and alloys such as brass and copper and foamed board formulations.
These latest additions which are likely to be expanded in the future complement other special-purpose tools from AGG and in particular those used in the industrial woodworking, furniture production, joinery and panel processing sectors. Of special significance is the Marathon Compression Tool. This has been developed specifically for the processing of solid and particle woods (MDF) and double-sided laminates that are liable to fracture or fray when standard spiral tools have been employed.
The Marathon Compression Tool is available in a choice of diameters and lengths and incorporates a special coating that provides extra protection to the cut edge of materials from the high temperatures generated during the routing/cutting process. The upward/downward motion and special geometry of the tool ensures a perfect edge finish on the top and bottom of the material being processed – an attribute that is particularly significant when processing materials like melamine and other double-sided laminates.
Other special-purpose tools within the wide range of general-purpose tools, spare parts, accessories and consumables supplied by AAG via its CNCShop Division include a Diamond Cutting Tool for acrylic and various plastics and a Long Reach Tool for the processing of foam and similar ‘soft’ materials that require a deeper cut capability.