Five new high-performance tooling ranges have been launched by M.A. Ford Europe, which includes solid carbide end mills and new deep hole drills for machining aluminium alloys, steel, Titanium, HRSAs and stainless grades.
The new TuffCut X-AL Series 137V N3 AL end mill is designed to deliver high metal removal rates when machining aluminium, aluminium alloys and non-ferrous metals, whilst its new ‘end-cut’ geometry allows plunge machining into a solid material of up to 1× diameter.
The new Series 137V is designed for roughing and finishing operations and uses M.A. Ford’s ‘Fordlube’ coating, which increases tool life and reduces chip adhesion.
The TuffCut XT Series MFB multi-flute ball-nose end mill has been developed for finishing and semi-finishing operations on steel, stainless and hardened steels, as well as Titanium and HRSAs.
The XR7 uses an ALtima® Blaze coating enabling it to be used effectively on a range of materials including steels, high temp alloys, cast iron, and stainless steels.
The drills use an ALtima® Plus multi-layer coating, as well as enhanced pre and post coating surface finishing and refined edge protection for improved performance in Titanium and stainless steels.