YLchipbreakerFor front turning operations | Swiss CNC Lathes

First recommendation for front turning

Covers a wide range of cutting conditions

Combination of sharpness, toughness, and chip control to handle an extremely wide range of cutting conditions

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  • Range of depth of cut from 0.3 - 2.5mm
  • Easy to use chipbreaker with excellent sharpness, strength and chip control
  • Available in many grades to handle a variety of work materials

Tooling application

Swiss CNC Lathe front turning operations

YL chip breaker control range

Cutting conditions

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Coated grade Material Operation type Cutting speed (m/min) Feed (mm/rev) DOC (mm)
ST4 Stainless OD Turning continuous to interrupted 50 - 120 0.03 - 0.15 0.3 - 2.5
QM3 Alloy steel / carbon steel / hardened material
DM4/DT4 Difficult-to-cut material / titanium alloy / high temp alloys 30 - 100
TM4 Non-ferrous / aluminum / plastic / general purpose 50 - 180

Chip formation and chatter comparison

[ Cutting condition ]
Material:SUS304 φ16 Vc=80m/min WET
[ Cutting condition ]
Material:SUS304 φ16 Vc=80m/min f= 0.05mm/rev ap = 2-3mm WET

Case study

Material :
Cutting speed :
50 m/min
Feed :
0.03 mm/rev
1.5 mm
Coolant :
YL chipbreaker

3,000 pcs / corner

Competitor’s (PVD coated carbide)

2,000 pcs / corner

YL had good chip control and longer tool life than competitor's conventional product. Also, achieved stable machining resulting in part dimensional consistancy.

Auto parts
Material :
Cutting speed :
110 m/min
Feed :
0.03 mm/rev
2.5 mm
Coolant :
YL chipbreaker + DM4

300 pcs / corner

Competitor’s PVD coated carbide

200 pcs / corner

YL achieved excellent chip control. Longer tool life and larger production run of parts with excellent surface finish compared to company's current insert.

Tool lineup

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