Aluminum has become indispensable in aircraft construction and in the automotive industry. Whether pure aluminum, medium-hard aluminum alloys, hard aluminum alloys, over or under eutectic aluminum alloys through to aluminum extruded profile materials - Hufschmied offers optimized cutting tools for all aluminum materials. But not only in editing Hufschmied-Tools standards, also in joining using FSW - Friction Steer Welding or better German in friction stir welding are the Hufschmied-Pins and shoulder of the scale.

Efficient and tool-friendly milling of aluminum

Depending on the task, the cutting edge geometry, such as the number of cutting edges, the base material and the coating are particularly important when selecting the optimum tool for the application behavior of the tool. With aluminum alloys, it is important to optimize the removal rate and chip removal as well as the surface quality in order to be able to remove a rework-free component from the machine after processing.

Your benefits when processing aluminum profiles and blocks:

  • Special cutting edge geometry and hard metals
  • Short machining cycles​
  • Long service life​
  • Serial production of smooth and burr-free components
  • High surface finish​

Your advantages with aluminum drilling:

  • High accuracy of fit​
  • concentricity and surface finish
  • High feeds
  • Long service life

Burr-free milling of pure aluminum and soft aluminum alloys

Milling cutters and drills with different cutting edge geometries and coatings are suitable for machining aluminum alloys. Pure aluminum can be optimally processed with the single-edged tools from the Sharp line. For machining soft aluminum alloys, we recommend using tools from the Universal or Sharp Line. The quality of the cut surface and the absence of burrs are usually important here. The cutting edge geometries in the Sharp Line and the Universal Line from Hufschmied offer a long service life with the highest surface quality without the formation of burrs.​

Milling medium-hard aluminum alloys at high feed rates

For machining medium-hard aluminum materials, we recommend using our Proto-Line tools with two or three cutting edges. These tools have polished edges and coatings that prevent built-up edges. This means that they offer optimum removal performance thanks to high feed speeds with high infeeds and enormous service lives. These tools can also be supplied with internal coolant supply on request.

Efficient milling of hard aluminum alloys

Hufschmied Thanks to a PVD coating or a nanocrystalline diamond layer DIP®, tools can be adapted to the respective requirement profile. This ensures optimum cost efficiency when milling these aluminum alloys. The specially developed HC 452 and HC453 full radius cutters and the HC 402 and HC403 torus cutters are suitable for machining these materials at particularly high speeds. The HC403BD «Wolverine» torus milling cutter was specially developed for trochioidal applications, which, with a high infeed depth and infeed width, deliver surfaces at the finishing milling level.

Drilling aluminum using SHADOW-Drill AD401

For drilling medium-hard and hard aluminum alloys at high feed rates, the SHADOW drill tools were developed as 2-edged drills from Hufschmied developed. A drill that "drills faster than its shadow" is only possible with a special thinning geometry that massively reduces the forces that occur and also does not provoke any burr formation when exiting. (coating PVD and diamond) (also available with IKZ)

Thread milling and drilling-thread milling

The HC403GF « Threagster » thread mills and the Threagster AD402GF drill thread mills are designed to produce threads up to 3xD. Hufschmied supplies these tools as standard for thread sizes from M2. For deep threads Hufschmied the single-edged 110GF tools for thread depths up to 10xD.

Friction stir welding with Hufschmied FSW pins for
gas-tight connections of flat components

High-performance welding pins for modern friction stir welding of lightweight materials. Absolute tightness when joining flat aluminum or aluminum alloys is in high demand in sectors such as vehicle construction, aerospace, rail transport construction, shipbuilding and medical technology. But also in e-mobility and in electrical engineering, more and more components are being joined using FSW. Thanks to the material-specific know-how Hufschmied unique FSW pins for series use made of VHM and correspondingly developed PVD coatings, which means that these pins allow up to 100% more feed while at the same time 60% more service life. Hufschmied offers tools optimized for friction stir welding and machining tools for the efficient machining of high-strength aluminum alloys.