- Four flutes produce a better finish than fewer flutes
- Square nose end mills (also called square end) create sharp, unrounded cuts
- Carbide can run at higher speeds than high-speed steel, resisting abrasion and high cutting temperatures
- Uncoated (bright) tools have no additional surface treatment or coating for use on a broad range of materials
- Center-cutting design allows the end mill to plunge into material like a drill bit while also performing conventional surface milling
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Niagara Cutter C430 Carbide Square Nose End Mills, Inch, Uncoated (Bright) Finish, Roughing and Finishing Cut, 30 Degree Helix, For Use With All Materials
|Price:||$6.29 - $492.01|
|Brand Name||Niagara Cutter|
|Finish Types||Uncoated (Bright)|
|Compatible Material||All Materials|
|Cut Type||Roughing and Finishing|
|Cutting Angle||30 Degrees|
|Cutting Direction||Right Hand|
|End Cut Type||Center Cutting|
|Manufacturer Series Number||C430|
|Number of Flutes||4|
|System of Measurement||Inch|
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The Niagara Cutter C430 uncoated carbide square nose end mill has four flutes and a 30-degree helix angle for general-purpose machining on a range of materials. The tool’s square end creates sharp, unrounded cuts, and the center-cutting design has cutting teeth at the end of the tool, so it can be fed into the workpiece like a drill bit. Four flutes produce a better finish than fewer flutes. The 30-degree helix angle supports general-purpose applications. It balances lower angles’ strong cutting edge for difficult-to-machine materials with higher angles’ increased cutting action.
The carbide substrate is harder than high-speed or cobalt steel, making it more wear resistant at high speeds and providing longer tool life. With no coating or surface treatment, this uncoated tool can be used on a broad range of materials. Cutting diameter tolerance is +0.000” to -0.002”. The round shank accommodates a variety of holders.
End mills are designed to remove material and create multi-dimensional shapes and profiles. They have cutting edges along the outside diameter and flutes that remove chips from the cutting area and allow cooling fluids to enter. If heat is not reduced effectively, the tool’s cutting edges will dull and additional material buildup can occur. The number of flutes can range from two to eight. Two-flute designs offer the most efficient chip removal, but more flutes provide a smoother finish. The shank is the end of the tool held in place by a tool holder or machine. Center-cutting end mills can create three-dimensional shapes and profiles, and make plunge cuts similar to a drill bit. Non-center-cutting end mills are for applications such as peripheral milling and finishing, but cannot make plunge cuts.
Niagara Cutter has been designing and manufacturing precision cutting tools since 1954. Specializing in end mills, cutting mills, and saws, the company is based in New York and manufactures its tools at facilities in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. This allows the company control over production, from substrate to coating, which is essential for customers in a variety of industries, especially aerospace and automotive.
Top Customer Reviews
Bottom line, I settled on this and I'm very pleased with it's performance. I just used it on some home projects to do some shaping on some aircraft grade aluminum but pushed it hard, put it to the test (so to speak) and it did the job well and is still in excellent condition for future projects. I don't know how it would hold up to steal milling as I haven't used it for that but I can recommend for aluminum.
It is also durable. I screwed up and left my machine unattended while milling aluminum and came back to find that the valley in the aluminum had clogged and ended up catching the bit, so now it was cutting very deep gouges through the plate. Rather than break, it just kept chewing away.
The workpiece was destroyed (*sadface*) but the endmill seems to have survived the encounter and continues to cut just fine. I will microscope the endmill in the near future here to see what the actual damage is; but I am still very impressed this bit did not break.