Expanded MillQuadFeed

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Tungaloy-NTK America, Inc.
3726 N. Ventura Dr.
Arlington Heights
United States
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August 21, 2020
MillQuadFeed with New Grades and Cutter Bodies to Further Enhance High Feed Milling Capability

Tungaloy has expanded its MillQuadFeed high feed milling cutter series by adding new grades and cutter body options for its SWMT09 insert range to further extend the capabilities of high efficiency milling. 

MillQuadFeed is a new generation of high feed milling cutters, offering two options of insert geometries that cover various high feed milling application needs. Versatile ZER geometry generates light cutting load at great depths of cut, enabling increased cutting depths and reduced number of machining passes. This is particularly effective to boost productivity in challenging rough milling operations of cast iron where a cutting depth can greatly vary on a single working surface. UER geometry, on the other hand, is designed to provide the cutter with small entry angle, enabling thinner chips during machining and thereby lightening the cutting load impact on the inserts’ cutting edge. UER geometry is ideal for high feed machining of exotic materials where long insert life is crucial.         

Another great benefit of MillQuadFeed is its high density of inserts per diameter due to the small-sized SWMT09 inserts.  Boasting seven inserts in 50 mm (2") diameter, MillQuadFeed provides 120% higher milling efficiency than a leading competitor's counterpart.

New to the series is the modular tooling solution: the HXSW09 modular style cutter head is available in diameters 25 mm and 32 mm. By combining with various sizes of modular shanks, the modular cutter head can be used in an optimal overhang length for every high feed milling application. 

The shell mill cutter line has new diameter additions of 52 mm and 63 mm, enhancing the existing line of 40 mm and 50 mm diameter cutters. In addition to this, a new line of coarse pitch design cutters is introduced to address the needs where fewer number of teeth are wanted in contact with the work surface to minimize chatter. 

Insert grades have also been expanded significantly with four new additions, including: AH3225 for steel, AH130 for stainless steel and titanium alloys, AH120 for cast iron, and AH8015 for hardened steel and Inconel, enhancing the existing versatile line of AH3135 insert grade.

Related Glossary Terms

  • alloys


    Substances having metallic properties and being composed of two or more chemical elements of which at least one is a metal.

  • chatter


    Condition of vibration involving the machine, workpiece and cutting tool. Once this condition arises, it is often self-sustaining until the problem is corrected. Chatter can be identified when lines or grooves appear at regular intervals in the workpiece. These lines or grooves are caused by the teeth of the cutter as they vibrate in and out of the workpiece and their spacing depends on the frequency of vibration.

  • feed


    Rate of change of position of the tool as a whole, relative to the workpiece while cutting.

  • gang cutting ( milling)

    gang cutting ( milling)

    Machining with several cutters mounted on a single arbor, generally for simultaneous cutting.

  • milling


    Machining operation in which metal or other material is removed by applying power to a rotating cutter. In vertical milling, the cutting tool is mounted vertically on the spindle. In horizontal milling, the cutting tool is mounted horizontally, either directly on the spindle or on an arbor. Horizontal milling is further broken down into conventional milling, where the cutter rotates opposite the direction of feed, or “up” into the workpiece; and climb milling, where the cutter rotates in the direction of feed, or “down” into the workpiece. Milling operations include plane or surface milling, endmilling, facemilling, angle milling, form milling and profiling.

  • milling cutter

    milling cutter

    Loosely, any milling tool. Horizontal cutters take the form of plain milling cutters, plain spiral-tooth cutters, helical cutters, side-milling cutters, staggered-tooth side-milling cutters, facemilling cutters, angular cutters, double-angle cutters, convex and concave form-milling cutters, straddle-sprocket cutters, spur-gear cutters, corner-rounding cutters and slitting saws. Vertical cutters use shank-mounted cutting tools, including endmills, T-slot cutters, Woodruff keyseat cutters and dovetail cutters; these may also be used on horizontal mills. See milling.

  • milling machine ( mill)

    milling machine ( mill)

    Runs endmills and arbor-mounted milling cutters. Features include a head with a spindle that drives the cutters; a column, knee and table that provide motion in the three Cartesian axes; and a base that supports the components and houses the cutting-fluid pump and reservoir. The work is mounted on the table and fed into the rotating cutter or endmill to accomplish the milling steps; vertical milling machines also feed endmills into the work by means of a spindle-mounted quill. Models range from small manual machines to big bed-type and duplex mills. All take one of three basic forms: vertical, horizontal or convertible horizontal/vertical. Vertical machines may be knee-type (the table is mounted on a knee that can be elevated) or bed-type (the table is securely supported and only moves horizontally). In general, horizontal machines are bigger and more powerful, while vertical machines are lighter but more versatile and easier to set up and operate.

  • modular tooling

    modular tooling

    1. Tooling system comprised of standardized tools and toolholders. 2. Devices that allow rapid mounting and replacement of tools. Commonly used with carousel toolchangers and other computerized machining operations. See toolchanger; toolholder.

  • pitch


    1. On a saw blade, the number of teeth per inch. 2. In threading, the number of threads per inch.