Iscar’s Logiq-4-Feed small diameter fast feed tools carrying inserts with four cutting edges

Tools for fast-feed milling, roughing.

Iscar continues to add to its lines of cutting tools that are appropriate for a wide range of applications including die and mould making. Logiq-4-Feed tools, a family of small-diameter, fast-feed milling tools, for example, features narrow, bone-shaped, double-sided inserts with four cutting edges. The family is designed for roughing operations, especially when machining deep cavities like those typically found in mould making.

The bone-shaped insert has four indexable cutting edges. Each edge comprises two edge sections – a major cutting edge and a minor cutting edge.

The tool features a 17˚ cutting edge angle, ramping down capability, a positive axial rake angle and a 1.8mm radius for programming ensuring a fine pitch due to the narrow insert width as well as very firm insert clamping. Coolant holes are directed to each individual cutting edge for an efficient cooling effect, while polish coating on the cutter’s body provides better chip flow and protection from corrosion and wear.

The FFX4 XNMU 040310 insert is double-sided with four cutting edges, providing a 0.8mm maximum depth of cut and a high positive rake angle for easy cut. Two types of cutting geometries facilitate optimal machining of different materials: “T” for steel, ferritic and martensitic stainless steel and hardened steel, and “HP” for austenitic stainless steel and high temperature alloys.

The FFX4 ED endmills are supplied in 12,16 ,20 ,25 and 32mm diameters for cylindrical and Weldon shank types. The FFX4 ED-MM is a 16mm diameter interchangeable milling head with Multi-Master adaptation. The FFX4 ED-M are interchangeable milling heads with Flexfit adaptation in 20, 25, 32 and 35mm diameters. The FFX4 FD face mills come in 32 and 40 mm diameters.

The Logiq-4-Feed tools narrow insert design allows for a higher tooth density, while a larger core diameter on the cutter body adds extra strength and rigidity. The cutter bodies all have through-coolant with pinpointed holes aimed directly at the cutting edge and have a polished coating for wear resistance and superior chip flow.

The tools provide high metal removal rates and are produced from Iscar’s latest Sumotec carbide grades to ensure high productivity. Suitable for machining the main types of workpiece materials, the Logiq-4-Feed tools offer an optimal solution for roughing operations in the die and mould industry (machining narrow cavities), general engineering, and the aerospace industry.

For further details contact Iscar South Africa on TEL: 011 997 2700 or visit