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Dom Riccobene machines the ToolsToday logo into aluminum honeycomb panels, using Amana Tool® solid carbide CNC router bits. Filmed in 4K.

Zirconium Nitride (ZrN) Coated, 6 Flute Up-Spiral Cutting Edge for Superior Chip Ejection. When applications require a lightweight, high strength composite panel, aluminum honeycomb panels are often the best solution and Amana Tool provide the ultimate cutting tools. The CNC machine is a Freedom Machine Tool Patriot 4x8 (by DMS).

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Feed, Speed, Chip Load & Step Down CNC Running Parameters

3/8” Dia Solid Carbide ZrN Coated Honeycomb Cutting 3/8 SHK x 3 Inch Long, 6-Flute Router Bit No. 46308 
Feed Rate (IPM): 400 
Speed (RPM): 18,000 
Chip Load (Per Tooth): 0.003” 
Ramp Down IPM: 200

1/8” Dia Spiral ‘O’ Single Flute, Aluminum Cutting 1/8 Up-Cut Router Bit with Mirror Finish Router Bit 
No. 51506 
With 47640 Adapter and RB-102 Bushing 
Feed Rate (IPM): 70 
Speed (RPM): 18,000 
Chip Load (Per Tooth): 0.003” 
Ramp Down IPM: 35


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