Feeds and speeds with Tungaloy’s TunGforce

Tungaloy continues to expand its product offerings with the recent global launch of the TunGforce line, the largest product launch in its 87-year history. This line of tools introduces new grades and geometries for turning, milling, part-off/grooving and holemaking.

An overview of some products from Tungaloy
Miniature/MiniForce-Turn – These innovative double-sided, positive inserts are securely locked into their toolholder by means of a dovetail, providing very robust and rigid clamping. The inserts are designed to replace traditional CCMT-, DCMT-, and VBMT-type positive inserts. Not only do they offer beneficial double-sided economy but the new inserts’ remarkable performance far exceeds that of traditional products. These innovative tools are ideal for Swiss-type machining for general engineering applications and for automotive market sector’s use.


Grooving/TetraForce-Cut – Precision grooving inserts with four cutting edges. These innovative tools are capable of directional parting-off, flat bottom grooving, and full radius grooving. The inserts feature chipbreakers suitable for all materials, making this product ideal for the general machining and small-part machining industries.

MillQuadFeed – Tungaloy is an acknowledged pioneer in high feed milling. To complement its market leading DoFeed line of high feed products, Tungaloy has introduced MillQuadFeed. This workhorse achieves incredible metal removal rates with feed rate capabilities of 0.078″ (2mm) per tooth and depth of cut capabilities of 0.980″ (2.5mm) with additional large ramping capabilities. MillQuadFeed is ideal for most machining sectors, although it is ideal for use in die and mold, heavy industries, forgings, oil and gas, aerospace, and general machining.

DoForce-Tri – Building on the worldwide market success of Tungaloy’s 90°, shoulder milling category leader, Tung-Tri, Tungaloy has introduced a double sided version, now offering six cutting edges. The impressive free cutting nature of the inserts allows large depths of cut. The new inserts are available in wiper type, radius type, and chip splitter type geometries. This versatile tool is applicable for use in all machining industries.

TungForce-Rec – This unique mini shoulder milling line offers a unique shaped miniature insert with a robust clamping mechanism. TungForce-Rec produces high wall accuracy and good surface finish while providing the advantage of running at high feed. Inserts are available in standard chipbreakers and the specially designed chipbreakers for aluminium. The cutters range from 0.313″ (8mm) diameter, making this tool a great alternative to solid carbide endmills.

DrillForce-Meister – In a quest to further accelerate holemaking operations, Tungaloy introduced the DrillForce-Meister. This tool, designed for large diameter drilling 1.024″ to 1.614″ (26mm to 41mm) diameter, offers two effective teeth, double that of indexable drills. DrillForce-Meister reduces cycle times by half. These drills offer a quick change insert that can be indexed accurately, thus providing reliable machining repeatability and reducing machine downtime.

For further information contact Star Tooling on TEL: 011 818 2250 or visit www.startooling.co.za