The tool reportedly handles full slotting jobs as well as side and helical milling tasks with equal ease. Initial tests are said to have shown that the AE-VMS is especially effective with stainless steel. In addition to its outstanding chip evacuation, a key merit is seen in the fact that almost no burr formation occurs at the upper edges of the workpieces. This is achieved through the tool's new Duarise coating, for which OSG has increased the adhesion forces and which is claimed to significantly improve the surface finish in the slot. Moreover, the mills also have sharper cutting edges compared to the HP milling cutters, and this is also specified as an important factor in the very minimal formation of burr. These sharper cutters are also the reason why the new VHM milling tools are recommended for carbon and tool steels, and even for stainless steels. Although this milling cutter generation is still new, the product program already offers diameters ranging from 3 to 12 mm and is also being supplemented with corner radii.
Material-spanning and universally applicable
Thanks to optimized cutting geometries, extremely stable cutting edges and significantly larger chip flutes, OSG claims to have achieved significant advances in terms of chip removal rates and cutting and feeding speeds with its new generation of HPC (high-performance cutting) cutters. EMO Hanover 2017 will see the presentation of a newly developed solid carbide milling cutter with the designation AE-VMS, which can work with a wide range of materials up to 45 HRC and is also very versatile.