Hard facts

Fine processing and finishing work is undertaken using our high-precision solid metal tools after you have successfully completed the coarse roughing work with DEPO cutting insert tools. Higher rates of material removal, achieved by higher cutting speeds, higher feed rates and lower wear and tear is just one of the reasons where the use of tools made of solid metal is preferred over HSS in the majority of cases.

Did you know that DEPO … offers solid metal tools with different conicity angles? The freedoms offered by the demoulding inclines of moulds and dies are transferred to the conicity of the tools. This leads to an increase in stability, which has a positive effect on the surface quality, low displacement and higher cutting parameters!

And the others … offering mostly simply, cylindrical tools, leading to a drawback on stability! Lower cutting parameters and higher contour inaccuracies are the result.

Both soft and hard machining is a lasting pleasure thanks to a carefully coordinated selection of fine and superfine-grained solid metal grades, technically-enhanced with extremely high-performance and hard-material based coatings for metal cutting works. The time until the next tool change is extended and a uniform surface quality across large areas achieved.
A large range of spherical, toroid, corner, grooved and HFC millers facilitates almost any machining application in practise, and this with unrivalled stability characteristics. DEPO uses predetermined demoulding inclines of the moulds and dies by conically adapting the working lengths of the tools to these angles, which differs from the cylindrically freed and thus unstable shank mills that are widespread on the market. The resulting increase in stability is useful and visible in the form of higher cutting parameters and surface qualities. This benefit is especially pronounced with the DEPO short-shank milling system, with which the tools are held briefly tensioned in extremely stable retainers.

The solid metal boring program also convinces with above-average performance capacity with bore depths from 3xD to deep-hole bores with 40xD, internal coolant feed and smallest diameters from Ø 0.8 mm.