Mapal says it now offers a milling programme with pressed, radial ISO indexable inserts. The new face, shoulder, slot and shell end face milling cutters are designed for roughing and for medium machining of cast iron, steel and stainless steel, says the company. It’s claimed the tool bodies are designed with the appropriate number of teeth for the respective application. Positive and negative indexable inserts made of four different PVD cutting materials, based on newly developed carbide substrates and coatings, are available for the milling cutters.
The company says that the most economically efficient version is used depending on the requirement, for example, between eight and 16 cutting edges per radial ISO indexable insert can be selected for face milling, and between two, four and eight cutting edges for shoulder milling.