Neofeed – efficient rough milling

Neofeed is Iscar’s new milling tool family for highly efficient rough milling and assured increased productivity and cost savings.

Neofeed incorporates indexable double-sided inserts with 8 cutting edges for ultimate production results. The new neofeed cutters are available in the diameter range of 50 – 100 mm in two shell mill design configurations.

The first one is the FFQ8 FS Z12 and has a 12-degree cutting edge angle for milling with extremely high feeds per tooth known as fast feed milling at depths of cut of up to 1.5 mm. The second cutter the MFQ8 FS Z12 has a 22-degree cutting edge angle and is intended for moderate feed milling at depths of cut of up to 3 mm. The new shell mills can carry the same double sided square inserts with 8 cutting edges.

When the Neofeed tool is mounted the insert enables a positive tool rake angle this guarantees smooth cutting, reduced cutting forces and power consumption. The insert pocket has a dovetail shape that provides rigid and reliable insert clamping and improves the cutter’s capability to withstand heavy load. These features enable increased cutting conditions for better productivity and ensure improved tool life.

The new shell mill cutters feature a pitch option for 50 to 100 mm cutters. This feature extends the range of application options for roughing specifically in the die and mould aerospace and general engineering industries.

The FFQ8 SZMU 12 is characterized by its double-sided square insert with 8 cutting edges and a high strength body structure. It is a specially designed insert with a 2 mm corner radius which has reinforced cutting edge for increasing insert robustness when milling near a wall.

The FFQ8 SZMU 12 insert is intended for steel, ferritic and martensitic stainless steel, cast iron and hardened steel which belong to the ISO P, K and H application groups. The distinct features of the FFQ8 SZMU 12 insert is its ability to machine austenitic stainless steel, titanium and high temperature alloys which belong to the M and ISO S application groups.

In addition to the unique features introduced for each of the inserts they are all produced from Iscar’s advanced carbide grades with a post-coding treatment technology that guarantees longer tool life and high productivity.

The innovative features of the new cutters can be appreciated by their fine pitch design for increased metal removal rates. The coolant holes are directed to each cutting edge which assures improved productivity while protective coating on the cutter body provides better chip flow and protection from corrosion and wear.