Cutting Tools Optimal milling across a wide variety of materials, operations
Israel - Iscar has introduced the BLP family of 240° ball nose milling cutters that carry three indexable double-sided inserts.
The cutters feature 240° spherical edges and are available in the the following configurations: BLP endmills with diameters 16 mm to 50 mm, BLP shell mills, Arbor-type cutters in 50 mm diameter and BLP-M, milling heads in diameters 16 mm to 40 mm with Flexfit adaptation.
All three cutter teeth have cutting edges with a chip-splitting action, Iscar explains. The tools feature internal coolant holes that direct coolant straight to the cutting edge. According to the supplier, the BLP cutters are hard touch-coated for durability, and provide profile milling across various materials. BLP’s high-feed capability allows for high productivity, whilst reduced cutting forces improve stability and lower power consumption, Iscar says. The cutters are said to improve performance in 3D milling of complex shapes in die and mould fields, turbine blades, impeller and aerospace part production.
The inserts, made of Sumotec carbide grade, are available in two geometries. BLR-MFW inserts with serrated cutting edges are said to be suitable for roughing operations, and can be used in milling long overhang and deep cuts. BLR-QCS inserts with chip splitting grooves are for semi-finish and finish applications. Its design allows them to be mounted in any pocket, Iscar explains.