PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Niagara Cutter Sets New Benchmark in Solid-Carbide Thread Mills
July 15, 2016
Niagara Cutter has launched a new portfolio of solid-carbide thread mills that bring strength and process reliability to a broad range of general purpose machining applications. Overall, the portfolio comprises thread mills for the cost-effective, highly accurate production of Unified, National Pipe Tapered, and metric thread forms. With a vast selection of thread sizes, cutting diameters, cutting lengths, shank diameters, and more, shops have well over 100 different tooling options from which to choose. All of the Niagara thread mills feature a standard AlCrN coating and are available with optional coatings of TiN, TiCN, TiAIN, AlTiN, and CVD-diamond.
Niagara UN thread mills are ideal for flat-bottom holes and large-diameter applications where torque and horsepower requirements for taps are not available. Offered in standard, coolant-through, and extended-reach options, these helical flute thread mills offer positive cutting action and are suitable for both internal and external operations.
The standard Niagara TM100UN thread mill comes in a full range of industry-standard thread sizes with cutting diameters from 0.065" to 0.62" and cutting lengths between 0.125" and 1.375". The coolant-through TM120UN thread mill comes in various thread sizes with cutter diameters from 0.134" to 0.62" and cutting lengths between 0.313" and 1.375". The extended-reach TM160UN comes in a variety of thread sizes with cutter diameters from 0.134" to 0.62" and cutting lengths between 0.1" and 0.375".
Featuring a straight flute design with three- and four-flute options, the Niagara TM200NPT thread mill offers eight different thread sizes and can handle both internal and external operations. Cutting diameters from 0.245" to 0.745" and cutting lengths between 0.4375" and 1.5" are possible via the thread mill.
The Niagara TM300NPTF thread mill has a straight flute design with three- and four-flute options. It comes in seven different thread sizes and has cutter diameters that range from 0.245" to 0.62" and cutting lengths between 0.4375" and 1.125".
Available in thread sizes from M3 to M24, the Niagara TM400MI thread mill has a helical flute design with three- and four-flute options that offer positive cutting action and are suitable for both internal and external operations. Cutting diameters for this tool range from 0.085" to 0.62" and cutting lengths are between 0.178" and 1.375".