CLchipbreakerFor front turning operations | Swiss CNC Lathes

Sharpest molded chipbreaker

High-precision machining

Outstanding sharpness with less tool pressure

Product video

Features

  • Depth of cut range from .020 - .118 inch
  • Sharp edge generates less tool pressure to reduce chatter and burrs
  • Excellent chip control

Tooling application

Swiss CNC Lathe front turning operations

CL chip breaker optimal functioning range

Cutting conditions

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Coated grade Material Operation type Cutting speed (SFM) Feed (IPR) DOC (inch)
ST4 Stainless OD Turning continuous 150 - 400 .0008 - .004 .020- .118
QM3 Alloy steel / carbon steel / hardened material 150 - 500
DM4/DT4 Difficult-to-cut material / titanium alloy 75 - 330
TM4 Non-ferrous / aluminum / plastic / general purpose 150 - 600

Chipbreaker geometry

High rake + sharp cutting edge reduces burr formation and increases machining accuracy

Chip formation comparison

Case study

Connector
Material :
S20CL
Cutting speed :
730 ~ 800 SFM
Feed :
.002 IPR
DOC :
.006 ~ .020 inch
Coolant :
WET
TM4 CL chipbreaker

420pcs / corner

Competitor's wiper insert
(PVD coated carbide)

300pcs / corner

CL chipbreaker achieved higher degree of dimensional stability and good surface finish compared to the competitor's polished insert.
CL chipbreaker demonstrated outstanding chip control even at the smaller DOC, eliminating machining issues.

Pin
Material :
304SS
Cutting speed :
330 SFM
Feed :
.002 IPR
DOC :
.039 inch
Coolant :
WET
TM4 CL chipbreaker

200pcs / corner

Competitor's wiper insert
(PVD coated carbide)

100pcs / corner

CL chipbreaker achieved part dimensional consistency and extended tool life.
Stable chip control eliminated chip tangling seen using competitor's insert.

Tool lineup

Please check product catalog for tooling lineup