Mapal introduces metal 3D-printed bell cutting tools

Mapal has developed 3D-printed bell tools with brazed PCD inserts, which helps reduce the weight of the tools without affecting their strength and integrity.

Produced using the selective laser melting process, the tools feature a modified internal design of a honeycomb structure that makes them 30% lighter. Optimized cooling channels offer efficient delivery of cutting fluid to the cutting area.

The tool is 3D-printed, then machined conventionally. PCD inserts then are brazed in place and cut to shape using a laser. Total machining time has been reduced by 50%.

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Aditya Chandavarkar

Aditya Chandavarkar

Aditya Chandavarkar is a established entrepreneur with business interests in manufacturing, innovative technology and consulting. He is the co-founder of CNT Expositions and Services (acronym for Catalysing New Technologies), which was subsequently formed by the acquisition of Inkjet Forum India – a leading knowledge sharing platform for inkjet printing technology founded by him. At Inkjet Forum India, Aditya was single handedly responsible for conceptualizing and organizing conferences and educations programs, in the area of digital textile printing and industrial inkjet.