Including Holder Having Seat For Inserted Tool Patents (Class 407/66)
  • Patent number: 9592562
    Abstract: A cutting element for use in a cutting operation, comprising a cutting edge (CE) capable of cutting out material from a workpiece during the operation, to form therein a workpiece corner of angle alpha. There exists at least one view of the cutting edge in which a portion of the cutting edge is delimitable by a first (L1) and a second (L2) line oriented tangentially to the portion of the cutting edge portion at respective tangency points A and B. The lines form therebetween a cutting angle corresponding to the workpiece corner angle alpha and have a vertex 0. For a bisector of the cutting angle intersecting the portion of the cutting edge at the point C, the projection C of the point C of the portion of the cutting edge on a line OL passing through the vertex 0 perpendicularly to the plane of the one view is located between projections A1 and B? of the respective points A and B of the portion of the cutting edge on the line OL.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: GERSHON SYSTEM LTD.
    Inventor: Gershon Harif
  • Publication number: 20150125223
    Abstract: A cutting tool includes a pocket with a top wall, a bottom wall, a first side wall for engaging an insert cartridge, a second side wall, a first rear wall, and a second rear wall. The top wall and the bottom wall are formed at a negative angle with respect to each other to provide a closed pocket design that resists centrifugal forces when the insert cartridge and the clamp wedge are in a locked condition during a cutting operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Kennametal Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Glenn Morrison, Brad Daniel Hoffer, Jeffrey Francis Kovac
  • Publication number: 20150117971
    Abstract: An indexable cutting insert has two cutting protrusions extending from opposite end surfaces towards a mid plane. Each cutting protrusion has a rear surface, an oppositely facing rake surface, a relief surface. A main cutting edge is formed at the intersection of the rake and relief surfaces, and extends between two main cutting edge ends. An edge projection is formed by a line connecting longitudinal projections of the main cutting edge ends of each main cutting edge. The edge projections of both of the main cutting edges form a non-zero first angle therebetween. The rake surfaces of the cutting protrusions are located on longitudinally opposite end surfaces of the cutting insert. Two clamping recesses and two abutment recesses serve as contact surfaces for clamping the cutting insert in an insert pocket of a cutting tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Iscar, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yaron Eisen
  • Patent number: 9004822
    Abstract: A rotary cutting tool, such as a milling cutter (10) includes a central hub (12), a cutting rim (14) and a plurality of spokes (22) connecting the central hub (12) to the cutting rim (14). Each spoke (22) is separated by an opening (32) and polygonal in cross-sectional shape formed by two side walls (22a, 22b), two front walls (22c, 22d) and a rear wall (22e). One of the side walls (22a) of each spoke (22) is formed at a pitch angle (42) with respect to a central axis (11) of the cutting tool (10) that is sufficient to cause lift of chips through the opening (32), thereby providing effective chip evacuation during a material removal operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Kennametal Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Alan Francis, Michael David Saffels
  • Publication number: 20150090081
    Abstract: A cutting insert has a polygonal columnar shape and includes an upper surface, a lower surface, a side surface located between the upper surface and the lower surface, and a cutting edge formed at an intersection of the upper surface and the side surface. The upper surface includes a convex-shaped main part including a flat upper end surface, a first projection projecting from the main part to a corner part of the upper surface, a second projection projecting from the first projection toward the corner part, and a pair of third projections respectively projecting from the first projection toward a periphery of the upper surface that interpose at least a part of the second projection between the pair of third projections. A surface of the first projection is an inclined surface curved in a concave shape, and a surface of the second projection is a planar inclined surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Chie Onodera
  • Patent number: 8967921
    Abstract: A cutting insert is capable of boring or drilling without the formation of a prepared hole in a workpiece. A cutting edge includes a cutting edge portion extending from the outer peripheral side to the tool center axis side of a cutting tool body when the cutting insert is attached to a mounting seat, reaching a first plane including the tool center axis, and traversing from one side to the other side of a second plane which is perpendicular to the first plane and which includes the tool center axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Tungaloy Corporation
    Inventor: Takashi Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20150037108
    Abstract: A replaceable head cutting tool increases the strength of engagement between a tool body and a coupling member without causing damage. A cylindrical mounting unit of the coupling member which is made of a metal having hardness lower than the hardness of the tool body, is inserted into a mounting hole having a concave portion formed on the inner surface of the tool body. The mounting unit is plastically deformed so as to increase in diameter, and the outer peripheral surface of the mounting unit contacts the inner peripheral surface of the mounting hole and is engaged with the concave portion which includes a first wall surface that is inclined toward the outer peripheral side as it moves in an insertion direction of the mounting unit, and a second wall surface that is inclined toward the inner peripheral side as it moves in the insertion direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayuki Azegami, Tarou Abe
  • Publication number: 20150030400
    Abstract: A holder for grooving work includes a shank portion, and a head portion located on an end portion thereof. The head portion includes an insert attaching space, an upper and lower respectively located above and below the insert attaching space, a slit extending backward from the insert attaching space, an upper and a lower jaw connecting portions divided by the slit, an upper clamp surface on the upper jaw and a lower clamp surface on the lower jaw opposed to the insert attaching space. A column-shaped groove is connected to the deepest end of the slit. The column-shaped groove is formed to reduce the thickness of the upper jaw connecting portion, and extends from the lateral face on the side of the insert attaching space halfway along the deepest end of the slit toward the opposite lateral face. Upon attaching the insert to the holder the cutting tool is obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Yuich Tsuda
  • Publication number: 20150016900
    Abstract: A cutting insert includes two supporting surfaces and four side surfaces located between the two supporting surfaces. Each side surface intersects with two other side surfaces of the four side surfaces to form four corners. The four side surfaces intersect with the two supporting surfaces to form, at two of the four corners, four cutting corners, each cutting corner including a first and a second cutting edge component, and to form, at two other ones of the four corners, four non-cutting corners. Each supporting surface includes a surface portion and an angled supporting surface. A plane of the angled supporting surface intersects with a plane of the surface portion along a line of intersection and forms a non-zero angle with the plane of the surface portion. A toolholder and a cutting tool are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Mikael Jansson
  • Publication number: 20150003923
    Abstract: A cutting insert for turning includes an upper side, a lower side, a clearance surface connecting the upper side and the lower side, and an upper cutting edge. The upper cutting edge forms a primary edge portion and a secondary edge portion connected by a nose edge portion. On the upper side, a chip former is formed, including a nose bottom surface formed behind the nose edge portion, a primary main bottom surface extending along the primary edge portion, and, between the nose bottom surface and the primary main bottom surface, a continuous primary elevated bottom surface extending along the primary edge portion, having a lowest point lower than the level of the primary edge portion but higher than the lowest point of each of the nose bottom surface and the primary main bottom surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Erik SELIN, Ronnie LOF
  • Publication number: 20140377019
    Abstract: A holder and a cutting tool with the holder including an insertion hole at a front end part thereof, and a cutting insert that includes a cutting edge part and a shank part. The shank part has substantially a rod shape. A part of the shank part is immovably located in the insertion hole. The front end part of the holder includes a first curved surface part that becomes wider from a front end toward a back side when viewed from a side thereof. The first curved surface part includes: a curved line that extends from an edge of an opening of the insertion hole toward the back side; or a straight line that extends from the edge of the opening of the insertion hole and connects to a curved line that extends continuously from the straight line toward the back side without an angular part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Youji Kobayashi, Koji Enami
  • Publication number: 20140363243
    Abstract: A cutting tool including an annular cutter body having at least one V-shaped pocket formed therein and a cutting tool cartridge configured to be received in the at least one pocket of the cutter body. The cutting tool cartridge including a main body. The main body includes a cutting head having a cutting chip control portion and a pocket configured to receive a cutting insert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Erik Koik, Kirk Bennett
  • Publication number: 20140356084
    Abstract: A parting and grooving tool includes a toolholder and a cutting insert. The toolholder has a toolholder body including a main body portion and an elastic clamping arm that define an insert-receiving pocket. The pocket has a top surface formed by the clamping arm and a bottom surface formed by the main body portion for contacting a top and a bottom surface of a cutting insert. The toolholder body includes a second arm, the second arm and the clamping arm defining a slot. A threaded hole extends through the second arm to the slot. The toolholder has a screw having threads that mate with threads in the threaded hole so that the clamping arm is movable into and out of contact with the top surface of the insert. An axis of the threaded hole is substantially perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the insert-receiving pocket and intersects the cutting insert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Bjorn Gustavsson
  • Publication number: 20140348601
    Abstract: A cutting insert includes opposing forward and rear surfaces and a peripheral surface extending therebetween. The peripheral surface includes opposing side surfaces and opposing upper and lower surfaces. The upper surface and the forward surface intersect to form a main cutting edge having an associated relief surface that extends therefrom in the forward surface. One of the side surfaces comprises an insert side abutment surface. The rear surface comprises an insert rear abutment surface. The lower surface comprises an insert lower abutment surface. The insert rear and insert lower abutment surfaces form an obtuse abutment angle with respect to each other. In a side view along a side axis, a relief surface line tangent to the relief surface intersects the insert lower abutment surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Iscar, Ltd.
    Inventor: Gil Hecht
  • Publication number: 20140334889
    Abstract: An indexable cutting tool of a lever-lock type applies a clamping force. At a bottom of an insert fixing portion, there is formed a pillar-shaped lever in a state in which one end protrudes from a placement surface of the insert fixing portion. A screw applies a pressing force to the lever between the one end and a portion such that the lever is pressed and inclined with the portion s a fulcrum in the middle of the lever so that the one end applies a clamping force to the cutting insert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Ryo Hirukawa
  • Publication number: 20140298967
    Abstract: A cutting insert comprises an upper surface sequentially including a first and second rake surface. The first rake surface is inclined toward the lower surface, going inward from the cutting edge at a first rake angle on a basis of a perpendicular plane perpendicular to a central axis extending between the upper surface and a lower surface. The second rake surface, located more inward than the first rake surface, is inclined toward the lower surface at a second rake angle different from the first rake angle on the basis of the perpendicular plane. An intersecting part of the first rake surface and the second rake surface includes a protruded part located at a highest position in a region of the intersecting part along the second side surface. A cutting tool with the cutting insert, and a method of producing a machined product using the cutting tool are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Hirohisa Ishi
  • Publication number: 20140271011
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a sidewall support surface of an insert-receiving pocket with a compound radius includes the steps of: 1) tilting a cutting tool at a primary tilt angle with respect to a first plane (x-z); 2) tilting the cutting tool at a secondary tilt angle with respect to a second plane (y-z), the second plane different than the first plane; and 3) rotating the cutting tool about an axis (z-axis) perpendicular to a pocket floor of the insert-receiving pocket while maintaining the first and second tilt angles. A cutting tool including a toolholder with the insert-receiving pocket having a pocket floor and the sidewall support surface formed with a compound radius is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Kevin Michael Gamble, Lewis Ray Morrison
  • Patent number: 8834076
    Abstract: The invention relates to a side-milling cutter for producing a toothing system, having at least one insert having a rectangular cross section arranged in a holding pocket as an insert seat, having two top surfaces facing away from each other, having two long insert sides located opposite each other and also having two narrow insert sides located opposite each other. Of four cutting edges of the insert which extend along the long insert sides in the longitudinal direction, in each case two cutting edges delimit the top surfaces of the insert at the edge, each cutting edge extending in a curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Kennametal Inc.
    Inventors: Reinhold Friedrich Gesell, Rene Schumann
  • Patent number: 8807884
    Abstract: Insert pockets of tool holders configured to accommodate multiple differently-shaped cutting inserts are disclosed. Cutting tool holders and cutting tool systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Kennametal Inc.
    Inventors: X. Daniel Fang, Jean-Luc Dufour, David J. Wills
  • Publication number: 20140227051
    Abstract: A single-sided, square-shaped indexable cutting insert has opposing square-shaped upper and lower surfaces and a peripheral side surface extending therebetween having four corner surfaces alternating with four relief surfaces. A corner cutting edge is formed at the intersection of the upper surface with each of the four corner surfaces. The lower surface includes a base surface from which a central boss and exactly four engagement ridges protrude. Each engagement ridge extends from the central boss to intersect with one of the four corner surfaces, and the base surface is divided into four base sub-surfaces. The insert may be clamped against a seating surface of a tool holder pocket solely by the engagement ridge located closest to the operative corner cutting edge making contact with a corresponding single engagement groove, and the two of the four base sub-surfaces making contact with two coplanar raised support surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Iscar, Ltd.
    Inventors: Gil Hecht, Daniel Hen
  • Publication number: 20140186130
    Abstract: In a cutting tool having an indexable cutting insert with three cutting portions, the cutting insert is removably securable to an insert holder by means of a fastener. The cutting insert has two opposing end surfaces with a peripheral side surface extending therebetween. At least one end surface has a central boss protruding therefrom with a raised support surface, and the peripheral side surface has three abutment recesses. In an end view of the cutting insert, each of the three abutment recesses is visible and located inside a first imaginary circle circumscribing the visible central boss. A holding portion of the insert holder has a seating surface with at least one protuberance protruding therefrom. The support surface is in clamping contact with the seating surface, and exactly two of the three abutment recesses are engaged with the at least one protuberance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Iscar, Ltd.
    Inventor: Gil Hecht
  • Publication number: 20140169892
    Abstract: A replaceable cutting head includes a forward cutting portion and a rearward mounting portion. The mounting portion includes a male coupling member that protrudes rearwardly from a base surface. The male coupling member includes three circumferentially spaced apart head fixation members, where each head fixation member has a head peripheral surface that spirals inwardly in a direction against the direction of rotation and diverges. A tool holder includes a female coupling member extends rearwardly from a holder forward surface. The female coupling member includes three circumferentially spaced apart holder fixation members, where each holder fixation member has a holder peripheral surface that diverges rearwardly. When a cutting tool, which includes said cutting head and tool holder, is in a locked position, the male coupling member of the replaceable cutting head is removably retained within the female coupling member of the tool holder by means of a self-lock mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Iscar, Ltd.
    Inventor: Gil Hecht
  • Patent number: 8714886
    Abstract: A double-sided indexable threading cutting insert includes two opposite end surfaces and a common periphery extending therebetween. The periphery includes exactly five identical peripheral sections and exactly five identical peripheral segments. Each peripheral segment extends between two adjacent peripheral sections and each peripheral section includes two adjacent abutment sections located between two rake faces. In a plan view of each end surface, each abutment section lies on a portion of an imaginary five-pointed star which includes five outer vertices alternating with five inner vertices. The cutting insert includes five cutting portions, each cutting portion is associated with a respective outer vertex, each cutting portion extends outwardly, and each cutting portion includes two opposite cutting tips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Iscar, Ltd.
    Inventors: Gil Hecht, Danny Chen
  • Patent number: 8628281
    Abstract: An exchangeable cutting head that is inserted into a mounting hole formed on a tool body, screwed on a mounting screw section provided on a bottom portion of the mounting hole, and is attached removably to the tool body, the exchangeable cutting head includes: a cutting head body including: a cutting portion provided at a front-end section; a mounting portion provided at a rear-end section and inserted into the mounting hole; and an engaging hole having an inner-peripheral face on which a recessed portion is formed, the cutting head body being made of a hard material; and a connection member including: a shaft portion that is inserted into the engaging hole, includes an outer periphery attached firmly to the inner-peripheral face of the engaging hole, and is engaged with the inner-peripheral face; a head screw section screwed with the mounting screw section; and a hole section formed inside of the head screw section and the shaft portion and along a center line of the shaft portion, the connection member bein
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Materials Corporation
    Inventors: Takayuki Azegami, Yoshihiko Kimura
  • Publication number: 20130287506
    Abstract: The invention relates to a thread cutting insert (1) comprising a upper face (20) and a lower face (21), at least three lateral walls (31, 32, 33, 34) extending between the upper face (20) and the lower face (21), and at least two cutting edges (41, 42, 43, 44) formed in a transition region between two of the lateral walls (31, 32, 33, 34) and the upper face (20), wherein at least one of the cutting edges (41, 42, 43, 44) is sandwiched between a first supporting surface (71a, 72a, 73a, 74a) and a second supporting surface (71 b, 72b, 73b, 74b) provided on the respective lateral wall (31, 32, 33, 34). Further, the invention relates to a tool holder for receiving a thread cutting insert (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: Vargus Ltd.
    Inventors: Rafael Morgulis, Artur Zaretski
  • Patent number: 8568064
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a substrate plate for a double-sided indexable cutting insert, which is to be fixed within a tool to be equipped with at least one cutting insert, where the tool has at least one seat for at least one indexable cutting insert, where the substrate plate has a plate-like fundamental shape with a round or polygonal outline and with a lower contact area, generally planar, which can be placed in contact with one area of the seat, and with an upper support area bearing the indexable cutting insert, where the contact area and support area have connection to one another via side walls defining the periphery of the substrate plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Walter AG
    Inventor: Hans-Georg Carl
  • Publication number: 20130279996
    Abstract: An indexable cutting insert for chip removing machining includes a plurality of cutting tips that protrude from a central core. Each of the individual tips include a cutting edge, which is formed in a transition between an upper side serving as chip surface and a clearance surface, which extends between the upper side and an under side. The cutting insert has six equally long cutting tips that are located in pairs along the co-ordinate axes of a three-dimensional, orthogonal system of co-ordinates, the origin of which is situated in the core. By arranging the cutting tips in this way, the inactive cutting tips, which are situated behind an active cutting tip, can be contained within a limited volume and therefore be installed in tool basic bodies having tapering parts. A tool equipped with the cutting insert according to the invention, as well as, a tool basic body is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: SANDVIK INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AB
    Inventor: Mojgan MOHSENI
  • Publication number: 20130266385
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cutting insert (3), a tool holder (2), and tool (1) for forming heavy duty threads, wherein the tool holder (2) has a support surface (20) and the cutting insert (3) is releaseably securable to the support surface (20) of the tool holder (2), such that a longitudinal direction (I) of the cutting insert (3) in use extends in parallel to radial direction of a workpiece, the cutting insert (2) is provided with at least one cutting edge (30) and a bottom surface (31) for contacting the support surface of the tool holder, the bottom surface (31) being stepped to provide a first planar contact portion (31a) and a second planar contact portion (31b) adjacent thereto, and a first abutment wall (33) extending at least partially in the longitudinal direction (I) being formed between the first planar contact portion (31a) and the second planar contact portion (31b).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: Vargus Ltd.
    Inventors: Rafael Margulis, Artur Zaretsky
  • Publication number: 20130259584
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a bit for processing the inside diameter of a work material, the bit having on the outer surface of a shank a vibration preventing structure comprising a vibration absorption body made of a silicone material, and a hollow wire rod, thereby absorbing the vibration generated from a machine tool, preventing resonance generated between the work material and a tool, and thus, enabling the implementation of a slickenside from ultra-precision machining.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: KOREA BASIC SCIENCE INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Sun Choel Yang, Ki Soo Chang, Geon Hee Kim, Myeong Sang Kim
  • Patent number: 8516935
    Abstract: A cutting tool is described comprising a cutting insert with an upper surface, a lower surface, a side surface, and a cutting blade formed at the intersection of the upper surface and the side surface, and a holder comprising an insert pocket to which the cutting insert is attached. The cutting insert is attached to the holder in such a manner that the cutting blade projects outward from the front end surface and the outer peripheral surface of the holder. The holder comprises in the outer peripheral surface on a rear end side with respect to the cutting blade a concave curve-shaped first wall surface portion that extends from the vicinity of the insert pocket toward the rear end side. The lower end of the front-end-side edge of the first wall surface portion is disposed at a lower position than the cutting blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Inoue, Masao Takao
  • Patent number: 8500374
    Abstract: A cutting insert includes opposing first and second major surfaces and two side surfaces extending therebetween, two side abutment surfaces, each located on a respective side surface and a clamping recess which opens out to the second major surface and/or to the insert front surface. The side abutment surfaces converge towards the first major surface and the side surfaces converge in a direction away from an insert front surface which extends between the major surfaces and the side surfaces. The clamping recess does not extend beyond a mid plane, which is located midway between the first and second surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Iscar, Ltd.
    Inventor: Gil Hecht
  • Patent number: 8465233
    Abstract: A slot-milling tool includes a slot-milling insert to be on-edge mounted to a toolholder of the slot-milling tool. The insert includes a first side surface, a second side surface, and a plurality of edge surfaces between the first and second side surfaces, each edge surface intersecting with another edge surface at a corner and forming a cutting edge. The first and second side surfaces each have a side insert supporting surface for abutting against an abutment surface in a toolholder, and the insert has reflective symmetry about a central plane extending through the edge surfaces midway between the first and second side surfaces. A chipbreaker is provided on each edge surface and corresponds to each cutting edge, and each chipbreaker includes a recess beneath the cutting edge and a portion projecting toward the cutting edge, the projecting portion defining first and second chip deflecting recesses between the projecting portion and the first and second side surfaces, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Seco Tools AB
    Inventor: Christer Ejderklint
  • Patent number: 8459904
    Abstract: A cutting insert rotated about an axis may be utilized during a metal working operation and applied against the rotating workpiece to enhance tool performance. Coolant may be provided through the central bore of the cutting insert utilizing bypass ports around the threaded hold-down bolts. Additionally, the cutting insert may be held within the toolholder pocket utilizing hoop walls which follow a serpentine path to provide flexibility. Finally, relative rotation of the cutting insert with respect to the toolholder body may be prevented utilizing a pair of protrusions within the toolholder pocket which engage a pair of recesses within a side of the cutting insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Kennametal Inc.
    Inventors: Ruy Frota de Souza Filho, Adam South, Paul Albert Brown, Mark A. Kerin
  • Patent number: 8454277
    Abstract: A toolholder assembly has a pocket adapted to receive a double-sided on-edge cutting insert with wiper facets. A pocket has at least two sides and supports pads extending from each of the at least two sides, wherein the support pads contact the wiper facets of the cutting insert when the cutting insert is mounted within the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Kennametal Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Louis Dudzinsky, Srinivas Cherla, Neal Stuart Myers
  • Publication number: 20130129430
    Abstract: A cutting insert is provided with a plurality of cutting portions formed at the intersection portion of each end surface and a peripheral surface. Each cutting portion includes first and second cutting edges. First corners and second corners which differ in their internal angles are alternately formed in each end surface. An internal angle of the first corner is smaller than an internal angle of the second corner. Each first cutting edge has a portion extending to approach the median plane as a distance from a corresponding first corner increases. A first side surface portion extending on the peripheral surface from each first cutting edge forms an insert internal obtuse angle, and a second side surface portion extending on the peripheral surface from each second cutting edge forms an insert internal acute angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: TUNGALOY CORPORATION
    Inventor: TUNGALOY CORPORATION
  • Publication number: 20130108387
    Abstract: An insert according to an embodiment of the present invention includes an upper surface, a lower surface, a side surface comprising a first side surface and a second side surface which are connected to each of the upper surface and the lower surface, and are adjacent to each other, and a cutting edge including a major cutting edge lying along an intersection of the upper surface and the first side surface, and a minor cutting edge lying along an intersection of the first side surface and the second side surface. The first side surface includes a first constraining surface located at a middle region in a thickness direction of the first side surface, and a rake surface which is located between the first constraining surface and the major cutting edge, and is recessed with respect to the first constraining surface and the major cutting edge. A distance between the major cutting edge and the first constraining surface is increased toward the minor cutting edge in a side view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirohisa Ishi, Kayo Yoshida
  • Patent number: 8430607
    Abstract: A cutting insert includes a first chip surface, a second surface on an opposite side of the insert from the first chip surface, and a side surface extending between the first chip surface and the second surface, at least part of one first cutting edge being defined by an intersection of the side surface with the first chip surface. The side surface includes at least one recess, the recess including an insert supporting surface for supporting the insert relative to a protruding abutment surface on a toolholder and a flat auxiliary insert supporting surface for supporting the insert relative to a non-protruding, flat abutment surface. A cutting tool is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Seco Tools AB
    Inventor: Mikael Jansson
  • Publication number: 20130101364
    Abstract: Cutting inserts are described having at least two discontiguous clearance faces. Cutting tool systems including the cutting inserts are also described. An indexable cutting insert includes a top face, a bottom face, and at least two clearance faces connecting the top face and the bottom face at a periphery of the cutting insert. The at least two clearance faces include a primary clearance face contiguous with the top face and forming a cutting edge at an intersection of the primary clearance face and the top face, and a secondary clearance face discontiguous with the primary clearance face and separated from the primary clearance face by a bridge surface, and wherein a primary clearance angle formed by the primary clearance face is larger than a secondary clearance angle formed by the secondary clearance face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: TDY Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Luc Dufour, X. Daniel Fang, David J. Wills
  • Patent number: 8419320
    Abstract: Disclosed is a cutting tool for milling works which employs a cutting insert. The cutting tool for milling works employs a cutting insert. By forming a concave nick cutting edge on the lateral surface of the cutting insert, it may cut a chip in a short form in case of high depth of cutting to shorten the effective cutting edge, so as to reduce a friction and a cutting resistance, thereby increasing the life span of the cutting tool as well as to facilitate a chip disposal and reduce the cutting resistance, so as to increase a feed rate at a high depth of cutting, thereby enhancing the productivity of the cutting works. By forming concave recesses on the upper and lower surfaces of the cutting insert it may reduce the cutting resistance between the chip being short cut by the concave nick cutting edge and the upper and lower surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Korloy Inc
    Inventors: Wook Jung Sung, Ki Chan Nam
  • Publication number: 20130089381
    Abstract: A cutting tool for grooving and parting operations, comprising a tool holder provided at one of its side faces with a pocket in the shape of a polygon confined by a base support surface and at least a first and second side support surfaces projecting from the base support surface. A cutting insert is releasably securable in said pocket, said cutting insert being formed with a blade part and a base part with lateral surfaces protruding from the blade part. The base part is received in said pocket, such that a first and a second lateral surface of the base part contact the first side support surface and the second side support surface of the pocket, respectively. The first lateral surface is provided with a recess to the inside of the cutting insert, and the first side support surface is provided with a complementary projection to the inside of the cutting insert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: Vargus Ltd.
    Inventor: Vargus Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20130051942
    Abstract: This detachable insert type cutting tool is provided with a cutting insert and a holder which holds the cutting insert. An insert mounting seat on which the cutting insert is mounted and upper and lower jaw sections which pinch the cutting insert are provided in the holder. The insert mounting seat is provided between the lower surface of the upper jaw section and the upper surface of the lower jaw section. Convex curve outer surfaces are formed on one side of the upper and lower jaw sections when viewed from the leading end sides of the upper and lower jaw sections, and concave curve inner surfaces are formed on the other side of the upper and lower jaw sections. In a state where the cutting insert is fixed to the insert mounting seat, the concave curve inner surface of the upper jaw section is disposed at a position retreated further radially outward than an arc surface extending along the concave curve inner surface of the lower jaw section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidehiko Nagaya, Norio Aso, Shoichiro Watanabe, Yasuharu Imai, Kenji Ishizawa
  • Publication number: 20130039706
    Abstract: A test kit for unevenly worn sheave grooves, a tool for regrooving sheave grooves that are found to be unevenly worn, and a method for testing for and maintaining the sheave grooves utilizing the test kit and tool. The test kit includes magnetic standards which adhere to a sheave beneath the portion of the sheave touched by the ropes, facilitating testing without having to unrope the sheave. Unevenly worn sheave grooves are visually ascertained by holding a straightedge adjacent to the magnetic standards. The regrooving tool includes a shank that can be received by a stand set up next to the sheave, a body attached to the shank, and an interchangeable cutting insert received by the body that is inserted in the sheave groove. When the sheave is rotated, the sheave groove is ground by the cutting insert, with each groove being ground sequentially until all grooves are again uniform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: VERTICAL MOTION INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Robert D. Wilson, JR., Christian E. Thomsen, James Watson, Keegan Carriveau, Max Wilson
  • Publication number: 20130028669
    Abstract: A tool is provided. The tool comprises an interchangeable cutting portion and a holder to which the interchangeable cutting portion is adapted to be replaceably mounted. The interchangeable cutting portion comprises a first part with at least one cutting edge and a second part for connection to the holder, the second part being provided with a conical external abutment surface and an external cylindrical screw thread. The holder is provided with an internal cylindrical screw thread, to which the external screw thread is removably screwed, and a conical internal abutment surface, the conical external abutment surface and the conical internal abutment surface being mutually engageable for positioning the cutting portion and the holder relative to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Inventor: Emanuele Cigni
  • Publication number: 20130028670
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cutting insert for a cutting tool for the chip-removing high feed milling machining of workpieces, the cutting tool having a holder with a seat for receiving the cutting insert, the cutting insert having at least one cutting edge lying in a covering surface. To achieve a higher feed speed and greater cutting depth, particularly during high feed milling, there is provision, according to the invention, whereby the cutting edge has in portions three different radii of curvature, a first portion having the smallest radius, a middle second portion adjoining it having the largest radius, and a third portion adjoining the latter having a medium radius lying between the smallest and the largest radius, and whereby a peripheral line, running through all the cutting edges, of the covering surface is exclusively convexly curved. The invention relates, furthermore, to a correspondingly configured holder and to a cutting tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: HARTMETALL-WERKZEUGFABRIK PAUL HORN GMBH
    Inventor: MATTHIAS LUIK
  • Publication number: 20120328379
    Abstract: A cutting insert (130) is formed to be rotationally symmetric with respect to an axis line (C3) of a height direction and to be planarly symmetric with respect to a virtual plane of the insert (VS1), an axis line (C2) of a traverse direction is gradually inclined toward the front of a rotational direction around which a workpiece (W) rotates moving toward a first traverse direction (C2A), an axis line (C1) of a longitudinal direction extends toward a lower surface side of an insert body (131) so as to approach a virtual plane of the tool moving toward a first longitudinal direction (C1A), and one corner portion (143C) in the other cutting edge (132B) is disposed further toward a first traverse direction (C2A) than one corner portion (143A) in one cutting edge (132A).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidehiko Nagaya, Norio Aso, Yasuharu Imai, Shoichiro Watanabe, Kenji Ishizawa
  • Patent number: 8313270
    Abstract: A cutting tool includes one or more cutting portions, each including an insert pocket having a cutting insert releasably retained therein. The cutting insert has a bottom surface, including a plurality of surfaces, engaging a plurality of walls of the insert pocket in a plurality of sloping and non-sloping engagement regions. These engagement means provide secure and stable clamping of the cutting insert, and prevent displacement of the cutting insert during intensive cutting operations, such as high speed milling, e.g., by significantly decreasing the force exerted on the screw that fastens the cutting insert in the insert pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Iscar, Ltd.
    Inventor: Gil Hecht
  • Publication number: 20120282046
    Abstract: A machining tool insert holder comprises a first surface, a second surface opposite the first surface, and a first insert tip slot extending between the first surface and the second surface, The first insert tip slot is configured to support a first insert tip. The insert holder further includes elevated projections extending from the first and second surfaces proximate the first insert tip slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventors: Alan Taylor, Virgiliu-Adrian Savu, Steven Aharrah, II
  • Patent number: 8287213
    Abstract: An insert is disclosed for use in cutting tool applications having two major faces and at least two cutting edges. The insert is indexable by repositioning the cutting insert from one face to the other face. The inserts may be mounted in a seat formed in a fixed cutting tool. The seat has a major seating surface for mounting the insert and for receiving a retainer at a predetermined angle. In one form, the seat may also have dovetail walls oriented to engage side walls of the insert and to reduce the shear force against the retainer during contact between the insert and a rotating workpiece. The fixed tool has reliefs and a tip pocket to protect an unused cutting edge on the insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Remark Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Rodney M. Kramer
  • Publication number: 20120210833
    Abstract: A test kit for unevenly worn sheave grooves, a tool for regrooving sheave grooves that are found to be unevenly worn, and a method for testing for and maintaining the sheave grooves utilizing the test kit and tool. The test kit includes magnetic standards which adhere to a sheave beneath the portion of the sheave touched by the ropes, facilitating testing without having to unrope the sheave. Unevenly worn sheave grooves are visually ascertained by holding a straightedge adjacent to the magnetic standards. The regrooving tool includes a shank that can be received by a stand set up next to the sheave, a body attached to the shank, and an interchangeable cutting insert received by the body that is inserted in the sheave groove. When the sheave is rotated, the sheave groove is ground by the cutting insert, with each groove being ground sequentially until all grooves are again uniform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Inventors: Robert David Wilson, JR., Christian E. Thomsen, James Watson, Keegan Carriveau, Max Wilson
  • Publication number: 20120207869
    Abstract: A cutting tool including a cutting blade, a shank section, and a supporting member for supporting and fixing the cutting blade, the cutting blade being fixed on one end of the supporting member, and the other end of the supporting member being fixed to the shank section, wherein a void formed among the shank section, the cutting blade, and the supporting member is filled with a filling agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Imai, Shigeru Hosoe, Toshiya Takitani, Hiroyuki Matsuda, Tomoyuki Morimoto