It’s called the “butterfly effect.” A tiny insect flaps its wings in Costa Rica and starts a fire in Moscow. It’s the theory that every seemingly miniscule action leads to a monumental occurrence, that even the smallest components are integral in the creation of something much larger. Something as tiny as a round insert in a milling cutter is an essential part of machining the turbine blades that run the power plants that light up our world.
That was Kennametal’s philosophy when creating the Rodeka™ 8 Milling Platform, an innovative product for the turbine machining industry. While the platform itself offers a unique anti-rotation feature for plant safety, the revolutionary aspect of Rodeka™ 8 is even smaller than that — the double-sided inserts.
This unique solution provides lower cost per edge and a higher metal removal rate than the competition. Along with a longer tool life, its eight cutting edges yield greater productivity in the cutting process, both of which help create better products in an economical fashion.
Think of the tiny donut-shaped insert in the enhanced Rodeka™ 8 milling platform as the butterfly that flaps its wings and powers the world.
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