A grooving module with triangular coolant hole – it sounds futuristic but it has already been successfully produced in series – using 3D printing: for the first time, ARNO Werkzeuge and Rosswag Engineering have transformed the possibilities of additive manufacturing into a standard tool in the grooving sector. This process even allows narrow tools to have two coolant holes with nozzle-shaped geometries and optimised flow characteristics. The bottom hole also ends in a triangular shape to feed coolant through to the edge of the tool flank. This results in longer tool life and shorter chips and it breaks down chips to reduce tool
flank wear. We have already conducted tests with additional side coolant holes. With this tool you are now ready to face future challenges.
The 3D printing process allows us to produce coolant holes with flow-optimised hole-geometries where there is actually no space to do so.
The coolant hole cooling the tool flank from the bottom ends in a triangular shape. This supplies coolant across the full width of the insert through to the edge and minimises wear.
Innovative advantagesof ACS in the 3D printed tool
Triangular coolant hole – optimum cooling through to the tool flank edge
Ideal for narrow grooves – the tool is efficiently cooled, even in narrow grooves
All the advantages of ACS are boosted – precise coolant feed, reduced wear, reliable processes, increased productivity
The ACS – ARNO Cooling System: the patented cooling system for efficient parting off, grooving and groove turning with the SA and SE grooving systems.Read more