SATURN DUO

Features

  • FGV type for face grooving and FBV type for face machining
  • Economical double-corner specification
  • Improved tool rigidity by optimizing the overhang and holder shape
  • Gang-type, front-gang-type and sleeve holder types available

FGV type for face grooving

  • Grooving is possible under a wide range of cutting conditions due to strengthened rigidity of both insert and holder
  • Minimum machining diameter of Ø.236", and groove width of .039"
  • Left-hand types available for machining work with a boss

FBV type for face machining

  • Further improved face machining efficiency
  • Minimum machining diameter of Ø.315"
Recommended Cutting Condition for FGV Style Tooling (for Face Grooving)
  Steel
(Carbon Steel, Alloy Steel)
Stainless Steel
(Excluding 303 SS)
Free Cutting Steel
(Including 303 SS)
Non-ferrous Metals
(Brass, Aluminum, Copper)
Speed (SFM) 160 (100 - 330) 130 (100 - 330) 200 (100 - 330) 260 (160 - 390)
Feed
Rate
(IPR)
Groove
Depth
(Inch)
.039 .001 (.0004-.002) .0008 (.0004-.002) .002 (.0004-.0025) .002 (.0004-.0025)
.059 .0008 (.0004-.002) .0004 (.0002-.001) .001 (.0004-.002) .001 (.0004-.002)
.079 .0004 (.0002-.001) .0004 (.0002-.001) .0008 (.0004-.002) .0008 (.0004-.002)

☆ Tips for Successful Face Grooving

  1. 1Run multiple passes if turning wider grooves.
    Make sure to groove from outer diameter to inner diameter to avoid any interference.
  2. 2If lines appear on the boss section, slow down feed rate when retracting the tool.
  3. 3If scratch appears at the end of the boss, slow down the feed rate.
  4. 4If groove surface looks torn, either slow down feed rate or increase speed.
  5. 5If groove bottom looks torn with a speed and feed condition, increase the speed.

☆ Note

Side turning cannot be performed with FGV style tooling

Note

Recommended Cutting Conditions for FBV Style Tooling (for Face Grooving)

Minimum machining diameter:φ.315" (8mm) WET

  Steel
(Carbon Steel, Alloy Steel)
Stainless Steel
(Excluding 303 SS)
Free Cutting Steel
(Including 303 SS)
Non-ferrous Metals
(Brass, Aluminum, Copper)
Speed (SFM) 160 (100 - 330) 130 (100 - 330) 200 (100 - 330) 260 (160 - 390)
Feed
Rate
(IPR)
Groove
Depth
(Inch)
.039 .001 (.0004-.002) .0008 (.0004-.002) .002 (.0004-.0025) .002 (.0004-.0025)
.059 .0008 (.0004-.002) .0004 (.0002-.001) .001 (.0004-.002) .001 (.0004-.002)
.079 .0004 (.0002-.001) .0004 (.0002-.001) .0008 (.0004-.002) .0008 (.0004-.002)

* When machining difficult materials where chip control is problematic (such as 304SS), it is recommended that the machining be carried out in several stages.

☆ Machining process

  • For materials with good machinability, it is possible to machine up to .157"(4mm) deep at a low feed rate in a single pass for both longitudinal feed and cross feed.

Cutting in Z direction : Longitudinal feed

Cutting in Z direction : Longitudinal feed

Cutting in X direction : Cross feed

Cutting in X direction : Cross feed

☆ Useful tips for machining

When burrs occur on ID surface, it is recommended to perform the cut in 2 passes, one for roughing and one for finishing as shown in the following procedure:

☆ Example of 2-pass machining: Leave .008"(0.2mm) on roughing then run a finish cut

1Longitudinal feed (roughing)

1.Longitudinal feed (roughing)

2Longitudinal feed (finishing)

2.Longitudinal feed (finishing)

3Slant machining (roughing)

3.Slant machining (roughing)

4Cross feed (finishing)

4.Cross feed (finishing)