Groove Milling

Carbide Groove Milling, HSS-E Woodruff Cutters & Indexable Groove Milling Cutters

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HSS-E Woodruff Cutters

Shop our large range of Europa HSS-E Woodruff Cutters, with a weldon shank.

Solid Carbide Groove Mills

A range of high performance solid carbide groove mills with internal coolant.

Indexable Groove Mills

Shop our wide range of indexable CMT inserts and holders for grooving.

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Groove milling, also known as slot milling, is a process of creating grooves or slots in a workpiece using a milling cutter. This type of milling is commonly used in various industries, including automotive, aerospace, and medical, to create precise and accurate grooves in a wide range of materials such as metals, plastics, and composites. The process is typically performed using a specialised milling cutter, such as a woodruff cutter or a T-slot cutter, which is designed to create precise and accurate grooves in the workpiece. Groove milling can be performed on both horizontal and vertical milling machines, and can also be performed using CNC milling centers for increased precision and accuracy. The benefits of groove milling include improved surface finish, increased cutting efficiency, and reduced production time. Overall, groove milling is a versatile and efficient method of creating precise and accurate grooves in a wide range of materials and is a valuable tool for manufacturers and machinists.

Carmex Solid Carbide Groove Mills are a type of milling cutter that are specifically designed for groove milling or slot milling operations. These tools are made of high-quality solid carbide, which offers excellent wear resistance and durability. They are designed to create precise and accurate grooves in a wide range of materials, including metals, plastics, and composites. Overall, Carmex solid carbide groove mills are a versatile, high-performance, and cost-effective solution for groove milling operations, and are a great choice for manufacturers and machinists looking to improve their productivity and reduce downtime.

Indexable groove milling is a type of groove milling process that uses indexable inserts, also known as indexable cutting tools, which can be easily changed and rotated to expose a fresh cutting edge. The indexable inserts are mounted on a milling holder, which is then mounted on the machine spindle. The indexable inserts have multiple cutting edges, which can be rotated and re-sharpened multiple times, reducing the need for frequent replacement. This type of milling offers several benefits over traditional solid groove milling cutters, including increased cutting efficiency, improved surface finish, and reduced production time.

They are commonly used in CNC machining centers, as well as in traditional milling machines, and can be used to machine a wide range of materials including aluminum, steel, and titanium. Indexable groove milling is a cost-effective and efficient solution for high-volume production runs and can help to increase productivity and reduce downtime. Overall, indexable groove milling is a versatile and efficient method of groove milling that offers many benefits to manufacturers and machinists.