A new range of Fordmax high-feed modular indexable end mills is being launched at EMO Hannover 2017 by M.A. Ford Europe to complement its solid carbide tool range and provide high-performance rough machining for die and mold, 3D machining and general engineering applications. Covering diameters from 16 mm to 40 mm, the new modular range of end mills is primarily aimed at 40 taper machines and includes modular tool heads that use a precision screw thread to secure them to a tapered shank. Straight shank options are also included within the new series. Three grades of insert are incorporated to provide high levels of versatility, according to the manufacturers, which allows the tools to be used with a range of materials including steel and hardened steels of 55 HRC together with stainless steel, high-temperature alloys, titanium and Inconel.
Modular range of high-feed indexable end mills
The new end mill series from M.A. Ford can reportedly be used with a range of materials such as steel, hardened 55 HRC steels, stainless steels, high-temperature resistant alloys, titanium and Inconel.