Thread milling is a versatile, cost-effective process for anyone cutting a variety of threads, parts and workpiece materials on the same machine. Our solid carbide thread mills, multi-tooth indexable insert cutters and Threading Wizard software make it easy to adopt this process and produce high-quality threads with excellent form and finish.
In general, thread milling generates superior burr-free surface finishes and reduces tool inventory costs. Shops can use the same tool for both left and right-hand threads as well as for different thread tolerances. A broad range of materials and hole diameters can also be thread milled with the same tool. Unlike tapping, threads produced through milling can be machined to full depth at high accuracy, even in hardened materials.
This software takes the guesswork out of thread milling operations by eliminating calculations and simplifying the programming process. With minimal data input, the software selects the right tool for the job, identifies the best operating parameters and then downloads the information to the CNC.