Kyocera MEV Series
Source: The Fabricator

Kyocera Corporation announced its new MEV series of efficient, multi-functional milling cutters for metal machining applications.

The new product series, which includes six inserts and 25 holders, are now available worldwide.

Number of models

Holders: 25 / Inserts: 6

Cutting diameter

 20 mm -50 mm


Face milling, shouldering, slotting, pocketing, ramping, helical milling

Recommended workpieces

Carbon steel, alloy steel, mold steel, stainless steel, heat-resistant alloy, titanium alloy, cast iron

Production locations

Shiga Yohkaichi Plant / Kagoshima Sendai Plant

Sales target

200 million yen / year

Main Features

High Performance: High Rigidity and Lower Cutting Forces

The web thickness of the MEV Series holder body has been increased to approximately 120% compared to conventional milling cutters by changing the insert orientation to a tangential mounting style for the first time among Kyocera’s indexable end mills. In addition, the use of a triangular-shaped insert with low cutting resistance ensures both higher rigidity and lower cutting forces for greater machining precision and efficiency.

Kyocera MEV Series
Source: Kyocera

Economical: Longer Insert and Holder Life

The innovative design features larger cutting edges for increased strength. In addition, all three usable cutting edges feature Kyocera’s proprietary MEGACOAT NANO coating technology with wear and adhesion resistance for increased tool life. Increasing holder rigidity and creating wider area of contact with the inserts leads to high durability.

Kyocera MEV Series
Source: Kyocera

Multi-Functional: Covers a Wide Variety of Machining Applications

By optimizing the design of the chipbreakers, the MEV maintains exceptional chip evacuation. The MEV can also achieve stable machining in more difficult applications where chip re-cutting and high cutting force can be challenges, such as slotting and ramping at a depth of cut (DOC) up to 6mm.