*ONX is a proprietary coating developed to reduce friction and improve chip flow.
Programmer's Perspective on WAMR
One of the unintended consequences of 2 to 4 times diameter deep axial High Efficient Milling (HEM)
is the creation of "long, stringy chips." These chips do not flush away easily and tend to remain on
the work holding and machine tables requiring machine operators to expend extra time clearing
them during part change outs.
An aerospace facility that aggressively uses HEM roughing tool path strategies was experiencing
this issue on their vertical milling machines and the time saved from HEM milling was being lost
clearing matted together chip piles on the work holding and machine table.
This shop was introduced to the WAM Rougher to help increase their metal removal rates, while
also eliminating these longer chips. The WAM Rougher is designed to take aggressive feed rates,
while also breaking up the chips into shorter segments that can be easily flushed away from the
part. The coolant stream carries them to the chip conveyer for quick removal.
The WAM Rougher proved to be a great solution. By design, the WAM Rougher allows light duty
vertical and horizontal mills to be more efficient at aggressively cutting material, while solving the
chip evacuation and piling problems.