Canada's Leader In Cutting Tool Manufacturing

De Boer Tool is a premier manufacturer of standard catalogue and specially engineered solid carbide cutting tools for the aerospace, automotive, die & mould, medical, and general engineering industries. Our manufacturing facility boasts a fleet of state art grinders, inspection equipment, and our own in-house PVD coating center. We leverage the latest technology and automation to provide a robust service and to become the supplier of choice for demanding customers.

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What Makes An End Mill High Performance?

By Matt Deboer

If you compare a General Purpose and High Performance carbide end mill side by side you’ll notice they share similar characteristics. So what makes an end mill ‘High Performance’ and is it worth the extra cost? Let’s break it down into several categories in order to better understand how High Performance tools differ from their General Purpose counterparts. We’ll look at how carbide substrate, geometry, edge preparation, PVD coatings, and post finishing greatly affect how tools perform.

Carbide Substrate: Not all grades of carbide are created equal. There are many grades available for all types of applications and it’s up to the manu...

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