Iscar Keeping pace with advanced machining technologies
Israel – To satisfy the constant demands for ever greater metal removal rates and to enable the full productive potential of today’s advanced machine tools, Iscar continuously develops unique tools that are suitable for rough, medium and finishing applications.
The unrelenting quest for continuous improvements and reductions in production times within demanding sectors such as the automotive and aviation industries has inspired the world’s machine tool manufacturers to develop even more efficient products. In order to use the enhanced speed and feed rate capabilities to their full potential, metal removal tools must exhibit the same advanced capabilities.
Ensuring high levels of productivity
In regard to solid carbide end mills, Iscar has introduced cutting-edge upgrades, such as advanced flute geometries, the use of superior substrates and the application of highly developed coatings, which have enabled end mill technology to keep pace with advancements in machine tools, the company says. The application of innovative tool geometries provides soft cuts for increased tool life and ensures high levels of productivity. In addition, Iscar's premium carbide grades and advanced coatings are said to allow users to optimise each application.
New grades for solid carbide end mills include the IC608 for hardened steel (45-60HRC) at moderate to high cutting speeds or alloy steels at moderate to high cutting speeds. Moreover, the grade is said to feature a hard PVD coating that provides substantially improved tool life and reliability.