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OCT 2018

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MMS OCTOBER 2018 114 mmsonline.com JEDD COLE | EDITOR | jcole@mmsonline.com Tooling and Workholding Matching Radial ISO Indexable Inserts to Materials and Applications Increases Tool Life Mapal has added pressed, radial ISO indexable inserts to its milling lineup, thus completing its portfolio of stan- dard milling tools. Up to now, the company has mainly focused on a milling program with ground tangential ISO indexable inserts. These are used in particular for special applications, very large stock removal, unstable conditions or disc milling cutters. The company says it has incorporated its experi- ence gathered in these special applications into the new series of milling cutters with radial ISO indexable inserts. The new face, shoulder, slot and shell end face milling cutters are designed for roughing and for medium machining of cast iron, steel and stainless steel. According to Mapal, these tools have optimally designed tool bodies with the ideal number of teeth for their respective applications. Positive and negative indexable inserts made of four different PVD cutting materials, based on newly developed carbide substrates and coatings, are available for the milling cutters. Depending on the requirement, the most econom- ically efficient version is recommended. For example, between eight and 16 cutting edges per radial ISO indexable insert can be selected for face milling, and between two, four and eight cutting edges for shoulder milling. The new tools provide very smooth running and low noise. In addition, long tool life is achieved thanks to being able to match the tool to the respective material and the respective application. | Mapal | 810-364-8020 | mapal.us Form Tools, Services Now Available Somma Tool Co. announces complete services avail- able to companies that use form tools. Resharpenable, quick-change inserts and holders having inserts that can be resharpened up to 20 or 30 times, significantly reducing machine downtime. The company also pro- vides single-use inserts and economical holders for those that prefer not to resharpen or grind inserts. With a "Do It Yourself Program," Somma provides the insert blanks and EDM fixtures needed for customers to make their own inserts in-house: an option Somma says is unique to the industry. Somma Engineering Services will, if needed, design the inserts from cus- tomer part prints and supply the PDF print and DXF file. Traditional dovetail and circular blanks and finish-ground form tools are also available. | Somma Tool Co. Inc. | 203-753-2114 sommatool.com

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