Iscar Intelligent cutting tools promise increased profitability
Iscar said it will showcase its range of cutting tools, including the High-Q-Line family of tools, which is said to increase profitability to help manufacturers improve efficiency.
Under the motto “Machining Intelligently”, the company reported that it plans to present cutting tools for high-speed, high-feed machining, minimum quantity lubrication (MQL) and other modern machining strategies.
According to Iscar, the High-Q-Line tools focus on increased productivity with smart insert locking mechanisms, which are said to create a more stable machining process. Iscar explained that it has responded to the market demands resulting from the trend toward high-speed machining and mill-turn machining centres with upgrades in both tool and insert geometries. Such tools lead to less machine downtime and reduced labour demands, Iscar said.
Some of the products to be on display include the Dove IQ Turn, a dovetail pocket combined with a lever-clamping mechanism, providing firm and rigid insert clamping for heavy turning, and Dove IQ Grip for heavy grooving applications as well as the Penta IQ Grip for more accurate grooving and parting applications. Furthermore, the Heli IQ Mill 390 milling insert features three cutting edges leading to reduced cutting forces, and the Dove IQ Mill (photo) has eight cutting edges for a wide range of 45-degree face milling applications, roughing and finishing operations, the supplier said.