Iscar Metals, Inc.
Iscar Metals, Inc.
300 Westway Pl.
Arlington, TX 76018 US
MACHINE INTELLIGENTLY with ISCAR
Iscar Metals is an ISO-9001 and QS-9000 certified manufacturer that offers a full line of carbide metalworking tools. With over 50 years of manufacturing experience and offices around the globe, Iscar is on the cutting edge of metalworking through the design of its tools and the technical support it offers to its customers. Reducing machining cycle time is the main focus of Iscar’s high quality innovative products. Iscar continues to bring revolutionary new product lines to the market year after year and is able to help companies UPGRADE their tooling and increase their production. Through fourteen regional sites around the U.S., Iscar is also able to provide expert service helping customers save time and money. Iscar’s Technical Training programs focus on reducing cycle time and reaching maximum machining potential. Iscar invites you to UPGRADE to Fast Metal Removal (F.M.R.) tooling to reduce your cycle time and increase your production.
|Iscar Metals Headquarters and Training Facility|
Milling Inserts Reduce Cutting Forces
Iscar will display its Heli IQ Mill 390 milling inserts.
Updated Tool and Insert Geometries Improve Efficiency
The HighQLine of tools from Iscar includes tool families intended to improve efficiency and profitability.
Mold and Die as Key Indicator Brings Forth New Cutting Tool Technology
As a single industry, mold and die serves multiple industrial segments. And with a global footprint that yields a high-pressure environment demanding the most up-to-date technology, it’s firmly established as a strong indicator of the manufacturing base.
Web-Based Application for Tool Selection
The Iscar Tool Advisor (ITA) is a Web-based tool selection software that bases tool selection on a mathematical algorithm to increase productivity.
Iscar Indexable Face Mills Offer Eight Helical Cutting Edges
Iscar’s Helido S890 FSN right-hand indexable face mills feature 88-degree cutting edge angles (2-degree lead) with eight helical cutting edges that can be used for depths of cut ranging to 9 mm.
CVD-Coated Grade Machines Stainless Steel
Iscar’s Sumo Tec CVD-coated grade IC6025 is designed for machining stainless steel at moderate cutting speeds during stable and unstable cutting conditions.
PVD-Coated Grade Cuts High-Temp Alloys
Iscar’s IC806 is a submicron grade featuring increased wear resistance and a PVD TiAlN coating.
Inserts Enable Wide Face Grooving, Turning
Iscar’s Mincut inserts and tools feature an expanded diameter range.
Boring Tool Line Handles Blind Holes, Deeper Bores
Iscar's Picco family of solid carbide inserts ease ID machining.
Deep-Hole Gundrill Enables Easy Head Replacement
Iscar’s Chamgun gundrill for deep-hole drilling enables drilling heads to be replaced while the driver is still connected to the machine.
Reaming Application Illustrates True Cost of Cutting Tools
Cutting tools have two costs: purchase price and combined cost of all time, effort and extra steps required for a particular tool.
End Mills Add Vibration Damping Features
Iscar has added to the built-in asymmetry of its EC-H Chatterfree solid carbide end mills to increase speed and process security in slotting and shoulder milling of ferrous metals.
More Effective Camshaft Machining
A leading manufacturer of high-performance valve train components installed a twin spindle/twin-turret lathe to bring camshaft machining work in-house. Here, the company explains how it has become more effective using its multifunction lathe to produce small batches of custom racing camshafts.
Grooving Inserts Feature Better Chip Control
Iscar’s TigerV-CW heavy-duty grooving inserts are designed with a chipformer to ensure better tool security, chip control and ejection in difficult grooving operations on carbon and high-alloy steel, even at slow speeds.
Milling Line Adds Cutters, Inserts
Iscar’s Helido 845-13 mill family has been expanded to include extra-fine-pitch cutters ranging from 2" to 5" in diameter and coarse-pitch models with coolant ports serving every pocket.
Grooving Tools for Turbine Machining
Iscar offers a line of extra-strength, standard grooving tools designed to efficiently and securely machine T and L slots, which are common in turbomachinery.
Inserts Improve Profile Machining, Ramping
In addition to the original 12-mm insert, Iscar Helido Round H400 fine-pitch mills offer 10- and 16-mm inserts to improve profile machining and ramping over a range of applications.
Chipbreaking Inserts Improve ID Grooving
Iscar says its Cut-Grip inserts are suitable for ID grooving and feature an N-type chipformer for OD turning of “problematic” metals.
End Mills Improve Chamfering Performance
Extending the application capabilities of its tangential Sumomill inserts, Iscar offers end mills to perform chamfering, countersinking and face milling operations.
Tangential Cutter Speeds Ramping and Plunging
A new high-feed tool extends the benefits of Iscar’s Helitang Upfeed series of tangential milling cutters to include ramping work, as well.
Correct Tool Selection Maximizes Productivity
According to cutting tool manufacturer Iscar, profitability from machining a part depends on the machine type, cutting tool, cutting conditions and the interaction between them.
Last Glance at IMTS 2010
It would be impossible to cover all of the key exhibitors at IMTS 2010—even if every booth got merely a quick glance. However, the editors of MMS did get glimpses of some interesting technologies exhibited at the show...
Improved Groove-Turn Inserts Last Longer, Cut Faster
Iscar has improved its line of Cut-Grip and Heli-Grip groove-turn tools with a CVD-coated substrate that is said to increase tool life and productivity.
Mills for Higher Removal Rates at Moderate Feeds
Iscar says its new milling cutters increase productivity in heavy roughing applications on limited-feed machines.
According to the company, its 11-mm profiling insert is designed to do the job of a bigger one, thus enabling finer-pitch cutters for smoother profiling and lower chip loads.
Software/Tooling Partnership Promises Easier HSM
High-efficiency parameters are calculated automatically—partly using a slider that lets the programmer set the level of aggressiveness.
Face Milling of Cast Iron
The Helido milling cutter family has been expanded for face milling applications, especially those in cast iron machining.
Milling Cutters for Smaller Parts
The Iscar Helido line of milling cutters is available with H490 ANKX/ANCX 0904.
When Spindle Speed is a Constraint
Though it won’t replace high speed machining, Boeing sees “low speed machining” as a viable supplement to higher-rpm machines. Using new tools and techniques, a shop’s lower-rpm machining centers can realize much more of their potential productivity in milling aluminum aircraft parts.
PCD-, PCBN-Tipped Milling Inserts
Iscar’s Tangmill ID5 PCD wiper insert and two Helimill inserts, which are tipped with IB85 PCBN, are suited for machining cast iron and a range of difficult-to-machine materials at high cutting rates.
Solid Carbide, Four-Flute End Mills
Iscar’s expanded Chatterfree line of solid carbide, four-flute end mills includes smaller diameter sizes of 0. 125", 0.
Milling Tool Line Features New Insert Size
Iscar’s Helido Upfeed line of high-feed milling tools now includes the H600 WXCU 0403 insert, which is designed for 16- and 20-mm-diameter tools. (The complete milling tool line features diameters ranging from 0.
New Application Range For Inserts
Iscar is expanding the Heliturn Lay Down family and application range with new inserts and tools, produced with Sumo Tec grades. Designed for reliable and fast metal removal during heavy machining applications, the WNMX, CNMX and DNMX inserts have high-positive radial, helical cutting edges and positive rake angles to reduce cutting forces and vibration.
Upgrades For Parting Applications
Iscar has developed a family of reinforced Tang-Grip blades for Traub (TNL and TNK models) and Index (MS18C model) turn-mill machines. These blades, due to their reinforced construction, can be used in long-overhang machining.
Inserts Feature Six Cutting Edges
Iscar has expanded its Helido Upfeed milling insert line to include diameters ranging from 1″ to 5″. The trigon-shaped, double-sided inserts offer six cutting edges and are designed for a 17-degree lead angle.
What Is The Best Way To Machine A Deep, Narrow Pocket In Titanium?
Boeing’s answer to a reader question emphasizes the use of high-feed milling tools.
Adjustable Milling Cutters
A new family of high speed milling (HSM) adjustable end mills and face mills from Iscar are said to improve milling of aluminum, non-metallics, cast iron and hardened steel, especially in automotive and aerospace applications. The dynamically balanced cutters are designed to work with polycrystalline diamond (PCD) or cubic boron nitride (CBN) inserts, which provide cutting edge protection and quality surface finishes, the company says. They also accommodate standard HSM-rated Helido 2000 carbide inserts.
Small Face-Grooving And Turning Tools
Iscar says that the Mincut family of small-face grooving and turning tools is designed for high machining rates, and it is suited for applications prone to high tool failure rates. The tools incorporate a special design and clamping system that is said to prolong tool life. The line of tools includes eight inserts that are screw-clamped into a long pocket in the tool bar.
Hydraulic Chucks For Stationary, Rotating Applications
Iscar's Hydrofit chucks are said to be suitable for stationary- or rotating-tool applications ranging to 15,000 rpm. The company says that the chucks are suitable for protecting brittle solid carbide tools in HSM work. Runout accuracy is 0.003 mm. The chucks require only moderate hand torque on an Allen key to cla
End Mills Built To Eliminate Chatter And Vibration
Manufacturers and die and mold shops can solve chatter problems in milling operations with Iscar’s ChatterFree end mills. According to the company, the cutters’ variable-pitch flute pattern eliminates harmonic vibration, the main source of chatter. This enables faster cutting and finer finish in rough or finish slo
Slotting Out A Niche In The Oil And Gas Industry
Designed for accurate slotting and grooving, Iscar's Tangslot cutter features tangentially mounted inserts that are said to improve tool life and chip evacuation. This tool was just what one Texas shop serving the oil and gas industry needed to reduce production costs and increase efficiency.
Smoothing Insert Surfaces Extends Tool Life
A post-coating finishing process smoothes any cracks in the outer coating of a cutting tool insert that develop during CVD and also removes droplets that PVD might leave behind. The resulting reduction in friction, heat and surface stresses is said to extend tool life and cutting performance.
High Speed Machining ... Without The Speed
Axial chip thinning is often associated with high speed machining, but this shop uses the same effect to increase metal removal rate with a standard-size end mill run on a moderate-speed machine.
High Speed Machining Without The Fast Spindle
Relying on axial chip thinning lets a larger-diameter tool realize some of the benefits of high speed machining even if the machine's spindle speed is low.
A Two-Speed Approach To Plunge Roughing
In plunge roughing, the strategy is in the stepover. Here is a plunge roughing strategy that has worked well for Boeing researchers.
Machining’s Role In Making Cancer "History"
A machine shop in a new cancer treatment center produces components to precisely guide proton radiation to eliminate its target—cancerous tumors.
Cutting Tools Enable Shop To Substantially Reduce Cycle Times
A Wisconsin automotive component manufacturer recently faced a chip control problem on an ID turning operation.
Tools For Titanium
With all of the titanium that will be required for a new aircraft, any of 1,000 spindles might benefit from the tools and techniques described here.
Upgrade Your Cutting Tool Mindset
A handful of timely observations may boost the productivity of your thinking about cutting tools.
Metal Removal System Reduces Machining Time
A difficult setup for machining can be time consuming, especially when a large amount of stock needs to be removed and there is little of the part to hold. This delicate process can lead to increased cycle times and a drop in production.
A Lean Enterprise Work In Process
This camshaft manufacturer is 7 years into its lean transformation. The journey has yielded successes, focused its view on future changes and corroborated a number of lean maxims.
Tooling Saves Shop 40 Hours Of Production Time Per Week
Facing a backlog on their Cincinnati and LeBlond vertical machining centers, the company was looking for a more efficient way to cut the keyways of the different sizes of shafts for the gear drive units.
Tools For Milling In Z
The fastest way to mill away a lot of material may be to attack it head on with a move in the Z direction.
Footage shows roughing at 48 cubic inch per minute on a standard-speed machining center.