UFO T-Slot Insert
A T-slot cutter generally applies to edge grooving、Keyway grooving、T slot grooving, and some manufacturers use the thick T-Slot cutter for back milling.
Popular T-slot Cutters in machining fields:
- HSS (High Speed Steel) T-slot cutters: Cheaper price but short life time, lower cutting speed.
- Welding type T-slot cutters: The welding process generates a very high temperature, it will cause the hardness of the shank declined below HRC25 and the tool life, cutting efficiency disappointing. In addition, thin inserts are unable to be welded to the cutter.
- Solid carbide T-slot cutters: Compare with "HSS" and "welding type", it performs a better quality in cutting speed and life time, but the price is relatively higher than above two.
YIH TROUN indexbale T-slot cutter : Tool shareability No.1, same shank fits more than 400 different carbide inserts
Regardless of HSS T-slots、welding type T-slots or solid carbide T-slots, the one drawback those cutters have in common is each individual cutter has their own size and single application, users must throw away the entire cutter when it was damaged.
For example, someday when they get a new project needs a cutter in Ø15mm AE4mm with shank size Ø10mm; if none of their existing cutters fit the requirement, they have no choice but to buy an all-new cutter.
One shank fits in 9 different applications
Besides of different diameters and different thicknesses of YIH TROUN T-slot inserts can use a common shank, all various inserts of UFO series can also share the common shank, such as: T-Slot Inserts、Thread Milling Inserts、Dual Chamfer Inserts、Dual Corner Rounding Inserts、Radius Grooving Inserts、Dovetail Inserts、Circlip Inserts、Concave Radius Inserts、Customized Inserts、Gear Groove Inserts …etc.
Slot machining magician, turn the customized tool into standard tool
YIH TROUN turned many customized spec. of the other tool manufacturers into our standard list, constructs a complete range with standard dimension of UFO inserts, keeps stock plenty for short lead time shipments, we support more affordable and convenience alternatives. In addition, we offer customization options as well, such as, T-Slot inserts with special corner radii, chamfers .. and so on.
Full range of UFO T-slot cutters:
Thickness (AE): 0.5mm ~ 8.0mm, the insert thickness under 2mm is available in slight variation with every 0.1mm difference.
Diameter: Ø 10mm ~ Ø 30mm (Customized diameters are available between Ø 9.5mm ~ Ø 32mm)
Two different choice for UFO shank: HSS / Carbide
YIH TROUN offers UFO T-slot shanks in HSS and carbide materials. In general, most of manufacturers use our HRC58 HSS shanks and they are satisfied with the machining qualities.
For long deep overhang machine works, apart from HSS shanks, we also offer carbide shanks which conduce to greater stability and much longer tool life. Generally, we suggest that one should use a carbide shank rather than HSS if often use it for long time; as its relative cost is efficiently, although the price is relatively higher.