Cutters and Abrasives Kalispell MT

Looking for Cutters and Abrasives in Kalispell? We have compiled a list of businesses and services around Kalispell that should help you with your search. We hope this page helps you find Cutters and Abrasives in Kalispell.

Northwest Automotive, Inc.
(406) 756-9511, 001-2004
33 Second Avenue East
Kalispell, MT
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Costco Wholesale
(406) 755-7177
3850 Us Highway 2 E
Kalispell, MT
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Valvoline Express Care
(406) 756-2433
515 E Idaho Street
Kalispell, MT
Services
Oil Change and Lube

Valley Glass Inc
(406) 257-9200
1903 3rd Avenue East
Kalispell, MT
Services
Auto Glass Repair

Essential Speed Products
(406) 257-2555
30 Riverside Drive
Kalispell, MT
Services
Tune up Repair

C-A Automotive & Exhaust
(406) 862-1396
523 Skyles Place
Whitefish, MT
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Mufflers & Exhaust Systems Service & Repair
Hours
Mon-Fri Weekdays
Products
Catalytic Converters

Les Schwab Tire Centers
(406) 755-1940
1015 W Center St
Kalispell, MT
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Pierson Performance Exhaust
(406) 257-3884
450 E Reserve Drive
Kalispell, MT
Services
Mufflers Repair

Geek Squad
(406) 752-1300
2407 Highway 93 North
Kalispell, MT
Services
Audio and Video Installation

Shepards Glass Inc
(406) 755-4540
301 E Center Street
Kalispell, MT
Services
Auto Glass Repair

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Advanced Machine Tooling – Cutters and Abrasives

High speed milling machines, boring machines and sophisticated CNC machining centers are found in many machine shops today. Faster cutting speeds and automated controls have boosted productivity as well as precision. But to get the most out of these machines, the proper tooling inserts must be used.

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The key to boosting productivity is to remove more metal in less time. However, faster cutting speeds and feeds require tooling inserts that can take the heat and abuse without dulling. To achieve these goals, tooling suppliers have come up with various cutter shapes, edge geometries and surface coatings that significantly improve tool performance and life.
One way to achieve better tool performance is to use an insert that cuts easier so less horsepower is required to turn it, even at high speeds and feed rates. An insert that cuts cleanly and easily will produce a smoother finish and experience less vibration and chatter.

The angle at which an insert is held with respect to the work surface affects how efficiently it cuts. Positive rake tooling holds the insert at a slight angle so the edge of the insert cuts into the surface of the metal, sort of like a plow digging into soil. Positive rake tooling generally requires less cutting force and pressure, runs cooler and provides longer insert life.

But it can also increase edge chipping on inserts, so it typically works best with shallow cuts and lower speeds and feeds. Also, a positive rake only allows the upper edge of the insert to be used, preventing the insert from being flipped over when the edge becomes dull. Thus, a four-sided positive rake insert would have only four cutting edges (each side of the square on the top side).

Negative rake tooling, by comparison, holds the tool perpendicular or at a slight negative angle to the work piece so the edge of the insert drags across the surface with more of a scraping action as it cuts. This requires more pressure and horsepower to machine the metal, and it produces more heat. But a negative rake also provides more support for the insert and allows deeper cuts and high stock removal rates at higher speeds.

A negative rake also doubles the number of available cutting edges that can be used on a single insert, thus doubling tool life. A square insert can provide eight cutting edges, and a triangular insert can provide six edges. When all of the edges on one side of the insert become dull, it can be flipped over so the edges on the opposite side can be put to work. Negative rake tooling works well for machining hard, brittle metals.

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The development of carbide materials with extremely fine grain size has improved the durability and performance of carbide cutting tools. Carbide valve guide reamers and carbide valve seat cutters are indispensable tools in most shops today. Carbide inserts are also great for high speed milling and boring operations. Newer style boring machines with spindle...

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