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End Mills Offer Increased Speeds and Metal Removal Rates

POW-R-FEED M935 end mills offer long tool life through the combined strengths of tough-grade carbide, fine reinforced cutting edges, low chatter due to the variable helix and index and advanced AlTiSN coating. The variable index on M936 POW-R-FEED end mills reduce chatter and provides greater stability for enhanced finishes in slots and confined areas. The specially designed wiper flat end leaves smooth floor finishes.

IMCO Carbide Tool Inc. has developed the M936 POW-R-FEED end mills designed for faster part cycles and speeds with IMCO legacy tools, regardless of machining stations' horsepower.

"This is the cutter for any programmer machining steels, stainless steels and titanium on 3-axis to 5-axis CNC machining centers who wants to run fast and helical enter, ramp, slot and peripheral mill at fantastic feedrates," said Matt Osburn, Vice President, Technical Director for IMCO. "The M936 is designed for very aggressive traditional toolpaths, stepovers and depths beyond the reach of any of the industry's legacy tools. It is IMCO's free-est cutting end mill in steels to date."

Osburn continued, "Our goals were higher running speeds, free cutting action and the highest metal removal rates we could achieve. We redesigned and reimagined every aspect of the original POW-R-FEED series to maximize free cutting action, facilitate maximum speed and metal removal and extend tool life in the metals our customers work with most."

"The M936 maximizes the output of machines most customers use," explained Steve Avers, IMCO's Technical Support Manager. "With conventional low-horsepower machines, this free cutting action means the M936 cutter can run to the machine's upper capacity limits. Users can make various toolpath moves without slowing down, so they get faster cycle times and more production. When a 5-axis machine can swing an end mill around in all directions without clogging, the machinist can complete the operation with one chucking, saving a lot of time."

The flute and core geometries achieve aggressive cutting parameters. The proprietary end face allows aggressive ramping and helical entry parameters. A tough carbide core and a modern AlTiSN slippery-smooth coating help prevent chip buildup and allow higher feeds and metal removal rates.

Combined, Osburn said, "these features make the tool virtually impossible to clog. Tool life is exceptional due to the variable helix and variable index effects on vibration damping, the specially engineered carbide grade and ultra-modern coating. The M936 is a very affordable alternative to competitors' high-performance tools for machining these metals, and the price-to-performance ratio is exceptional."

For more information contact:

IMCO Carbide Tool Inc.

28170 Cedar Park Blvd.

Perrysburg, OH 43551


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