High-volume machining of aluminium

MAPAL has launched new products for high-volume milling of aluminium, expanding its portfolio for the aerospace industry. The two milling cutter series in solid carbide and with indexable inserts are particularly suitable for use on high-performance machines.

The new solid carbide roughing cutter Opti-Mill-Alu-Wave for aluminium materials takes full advantage of the performance of the fastest machines on the market, achieving a material removal rate of up to 21 litres per minute.

The cord roughing cutter has large, flat shafts for optimal chip formation. Polished chip flutes facilitate chip removal. The three-side cutter is fitted with central cooling and a modified face geometry, which enables ramp angles up to 30 degrees. The OptiMill-Alu-Wave is not only ideal for aerospace structural parts but also for applications in the automotive field and general machine engineering. 

Diameter ranges from 12 to 25mm with projection lengths short, medium and long are available. Further variations are configurable, so close-contour roughing is also supported.

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