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Economical Face milling solutions for Stub Axle

01/09/2018

Manufacturer of a Stub axle & Knuckle for commercial vehicles was using indexable inserts of a competitor for face milling operation from past several years however due to high tooling cost forced him to look for another solution & able to found a perfect solution from WNT.

After our application engineer had a close look at the existing process, he was already able to make a statement on how to reduce tool costs and increase process reliability. The customer had been using cutting inserts with S shape negative insert of 8 cutting edges, with a cutting depth limited to 3mm, in against which WNT application engineers suggested OAKU0605 inserts with 16 usable cutting edges. Thanks to the special design of A2730 milling cutter for robust design as well as stable indexable insert system & improved Dragonskin Milling grade DCX1220 coating tool performed excellent in machining high-alloyed steel material with optimum flank wear.

With our solution, Cost per component reduced by 68% and increase process reliability. Our customer was enthusiastic to save money and is convinced WNT is not only as a tool supplier but also as a solution provider.