Expansion of Iscar’s Mill-4-Feed Line with FFQ4 tools carrying new 9mm inserts

Following the highly successful introduction of the Mill-4-Feed FFQ4-12 fast feed milling cutters carrying 12mm size inserts, Iscar is expanding the line by introducing new tools that carry smaller 9mm inserts.

The new FFQ4-09 tools cover a wide range of applications and are available in the following configurations: FFQ4 endmills in 22, 25, 32 and 35mm diameters, FFQ4-M interchangeable milling heads with FlexFit adaptation in 22, 25, 32, 35 and 40mm diameters and FFQ4 face mills in 40, 50, 52 and 63mm diameters.

The tools ensure high metal removal rates and feature a 12˚ cutting edge angle, ramping down capability, positive axial rake angle, and a 2.5mm radius for programming. Coolant holes are directed to each individual cutting edge for efficient cooling effect while the polished coating on the cutter body provides better chip flow and protection from corrosion and wear.

The FFQ4 inserts are produced from Iscar’s latest Sumotec carbide grades, ensuring high productivity. The FFQ4 SOMT 0904 square single-sided insert with 4 cutting edges feature a 1.2mm maximum depth of cut for milling open or shouldered plane surfaces and 1mm for milling by ramping and are available with three types of cutting geometries for machining different materials: FFQ4 SOMT 090412T for steel, ferritic and martensitic stainless steel, cast iron and hardened steel, FFQ4 SOMT 0904RM-T for interrupted cut and machining near straight shoulders on steel, ferritic and martensitic stainless steel, cast iron and hardened steel and FFQ4 SOMT 090412HP for austenitic stainless steel and high temperature alloys.

The new tools have been designed for roughing operations in the die and mould and aerospace industries and in general engineering.

For further details contact Iscar South Africa on TEL: 011 997 2700 or visit www.iscar.com