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|
Celebrating over 55 years of product innovation, ISCAR is a full-line certified producer and supplier of precision carbide metalworking tools. As a result of its high quality and original products, ISCAR is a world leader in major manufacturing industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, die and mold, energy, heavy off-road and a variety of mass production industries. With an extensive product offering of cutting tools from parting, milling, drilling, reaming and turning Iscar provides tooling solutions for every application need. The newest most advanced geometries and grades are introduced to the market such as the new SUMO LINE. The company?s commitment to R & D is unsurpassed in the industry. Corporate initiatives are built by design to continually enable Iscar cutomers to Machine Intelligently.
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.
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.
Gundrilling with No Setup
Iscar took gundrill technology one step further when developing the Chamgun for deep hole drilling; this is a gundrill that enables the replacement of drilling heads while the driver is still connected to the machine.
Turning Tools Turn Difficult Metals More Efficiently
A complete line of standard tools for high pressure coolant (HPC) turning makes turning more efficient when using titanium, Inconel and stainless steel.
Standard Grooving Tools for Turbo Machinery
To meet the growing demand from the energy/powergen sector, Iscar has designed a line of extra-strength standard grooving tools for efficient and secure machining of T and L slots so common in turbo machinery.
Chipbreaking Inserts Improve ID Grooving
The company launched a line of improved CUT-GRIP grooving inserts for ID grooving that features the N-type chip former that has proven effective in OD turning of problematic metals.
Tool Selection Software
ITA (ISCAR Tool Advisor) is designed to be a user friendly web-based tool selection software that is constructed upon a unique mathematical algorithm.
Face Milling of Cast Iron
The HELIDO milling cutter family has been expanded for face milling applications, especially those in cast iron machining. The S865 FSN mill includes all features of the HELIDO family plus a 65-degreelead angle to reduce burrs and edge breakout that can complicate cast iron applications.
Solid Carbide End Mill Line Expands
Iscar is expanding its Chatterfree solid carbide four-flute end mill line with the addition of smaller (0. 125,” 0.
Short Holder Tooling System
One way of combating runout inconsistency is to use the Iscar Shortin tooling system. This short holder is available for ER32 spring and shrink collets, providing maximum rigidity and improved cutting conditions.
Upgrades for Parting
Iscar has developed a line of reinforced TANG-GRIP blades for the Traub (TNL and TNK models) and Index (MS18C model) turn-mill machines. These blades, because of their reinforced construction, can be used in long overhang.
Drills Designed for Various Materials
Iscar’s new Sumocham drill family is an advanced evolution of the Chamdrill and Chamdrilljet drill families. The drill features twisted coolant nozzles with indexable drilling heads, which are available in different head configurations for various material groups.
Inserts Improve Small-Scale Face Grooving
Iscar now offers a family of small face grooving and turning tools that stand up to high machining rates in applications prone to high tool failure rates. Mincut MIFR includes eight inserts and tools that incorporate a unique design and clamping system that prolongs tool life, the company says. The inserts are screw clamped into a long pocket in the toolbar.
Adjustable Milling Cutters Improve Aluminum HSM
A new family of high-speed milling (HSM) adjustable end mills and face mills from Iscar are designed to improve milling of aluminum, non-metallics, cast iron and hardened steel, especially in automotive and aerospace applications. The dynamically balanced cutters are specifically designed to work with polycrystalline diamond (PCD) or cubic boron nitride (CBN) inserts, protecting their edges and delivering outstanding surface finishes. They also accommodate standard HSM-rated Helido 2000 carbide inserts.
Inserts Coated For Smooth Chip Flow
The Sumo Tec series of premium tungsten carbide inserts is part of the company’s 3P Sumo Line. According to the company, 3P stands for “premium productivity products” and represents better productivity, better profitability and better performance.
Chatter-Free End Mills Improve Throughput And Finish
Chatterfree end mills from Iscar are designed to eliminate chatter problems in milling operations. The cutters' variable-pitch flute pattern eliminates harmonic vibration, the main source of chatter.
Chuck Those Old Chucks
The new Hydrofit hydraulic chucks from Iscar not only qualify for high-speed machining, but also simplify tool changing, presetting and fine balancing. Suitable for stationary tool or rotating tool applications of as many as 15,000 rpm, hydrofit chucks deliver the clamping force, accuracy, dynamic balance and vibration damping necessary to protect brittle solid carbide round tools in HSM work.
Tangential Slotting Cutters
Iscar's Mini-Tangslot line of tools are slotting cutters that carry tangentially clamped inserts with four cutting edges. The design of the chip former helps to reduce cutting forces and leaves a clean, undamaged surface.
Iscar is expanding it's Multi-Master line of tools that are designed to allow users to do a variety of milling operations in a single shank. An array of head geometries are currently available to perform ball nose, square shoulder, chamfering and slitting/slotting operations. The easily interchangeable carbide heads provide performance for all of these applications with the added advantage of reduced indexing time.
PCD With Chipformers For Turning And More
The PCD (ID5) inserts with chip formers for turning, profiling and grooving from Iscar are primarily designed for the finishing and semi-finishing cut on aluminum wheels, but can be used for other applications where better chip control is required. The inserts improve chipbreaking when compared with flat top PCD inserts as well as provide better surface finish at high cutting speeds. They can be used on Iscar's standard external and internal toolholders/bars for external, internal and facing operation on aluminum wheels. .
Technology For High Productivity
Iscar's metalworking concept for increased productivity, called 3P Sumo line, presents premium productivity products (3P) for better productivity, better profitability and better performance. The highlight of the 3P product introduction is Sumo Tec, which features a series of premium tungsten carbide grades. Complementing Sumo Tech, Iscar has developed a series of tools and inserts as well.
Milling Cutters With Round Or Serrated Inserts
Iscar has expanded its Millshred family of tools. The Millshred is a new style of cutter that can carry a serrated cutting edge insert as well as traditional regular round inserts. Both inserts have a protruding cylinder on the bottom with locating flats designed for precise indexing and positioning of the insert in the cutter body.
Inserts For Face Milling Applications
Iscar is expanding its Heliocto and Feedmill families of tools with the OFMW 0706R10-FF inserts. The insert features eight Feedmill-type large radii segmented cutting edges designed to increase feeds on face milling applications. When used at small depths of cut, the inserts can run at high table feeds.
Threading Inserts For Short Chipping Materials
Featuring a flat top rake (without chipbreaker) for threading, the company’s two new versions of the Cut-Grip Tip inserts are precision ground for a 60º (MT) thread profile. These inserts are designed for machining threads on short chipping materials such as brass and cast iron. The use of the flat top rake inserts on these materials improves surface quality and lessens chatter when compared to inserts with chipbreakers.
Interchangeable Carbide Drilling Heads
Iscar's family of interchangeable carbide drill heads has been enhanced again with the addition of the Chamdrill Jet. The drill heads range in sizes from the 0. 394" through 0.
Parting Insert With Direct Jet Cooling(2)
Iscar's Jet-Cut system features a coolant hole that passes through the insert to an outlet near the cutting edge. The new inserts are designed for parting and grooving operations on stainless steel and high-temperature alloys. The inserts are especially useful for grooving and parting applications where there is a problem getting coolant to the cutting edge.
Inserts For Face Milling, Deep Slots And More
Heliplus is an extension of the Heli2000 family of tools. The Heliplus family was then introduced with the HP ADKT 2207 insert with a 22 mm cutting edge length and the HP ANKT 0702 insert with a 7-mm cutting edge length. Iscar is continuing to upgrade the Heli2000 and Heliplus families and is introducing a 19-mm (0.
Single-Ended Insert For Parting
The single-ended Tang-Grip insert for parting is available from Iscar with a custom clamping method. The company says this design allows rigid clamping in a tangentially oriented pocket and increases pocket life by as many as three times more than the company’s Self-Grip mechanism. Unlike the Self-Grip system, which exerts machining forces on a short stopper, the Tang-Grip supports machining forces with a long, rigid rear wall.
The Index H-Ream, from Iscar, is a high-speed reaming system that features internal coolant holes with the ability to perform applications of 8-32 mm in hole diameter. This indexable insert has two cutting corners with four lead angle options and three rake angle variations covering most material types. The insert also features carbide pads that provide a combination of economical and high precision results on a range of materials.
Turning, Milling And Drilling Applications
- Catalog highlights milling, drilling and turning applications from Iscar- Includes photos, diagrams, charts and specifications for each model- Grades for milling, turning and drilling are also featured, as well as exchangeable heads, multifunction tools and tooling systems.
Chip Control Solution Provides Increase In Tool Life
Replacing the traditional ISO-style inserts with a reaming system solved a chip buildup problem in bore finishing of injector bodies.
Tool System Offers A Variety Of Milling Operations
The Multi-Master MM FF combines steel shanks with indexable carbide FeedMill heads for long life and repeatability in high-feed machining, according to maker, Iscar. The system of tools allows users to do a variety of milling operations while still producing fast metal removal results. The interchangeable carbide heads are said to provide excellent performance with reduced indexing time.
Parting Insert With Coolant Hole
The Jet-Cut system, an upgrade to the Do-Grip parting insert, offers a coolant hole that passes through the insert to an outlet near the cutting edge. The DGNC style inserts are suited for parting and grooving operations on stainless steel and high temperature alloys. When machining these materials, the temperature near the cutting edge can become very high, causing premature wear.
Tool For Drilling, Turning And Facing
The Picco-MF multifunction tools are indexable tools that are designed for drilling, face turning, external turning and internal turning/boring. The DR-MF is designed for Swiss-type machines, miniature parts, the medical industry and more. The XCMT inserts are made from grade IC908, which is submicron substrate TiAIN multilayer coating.
Interchangeable Reaming Head System
The Bayo T-Ream from Iscar is a reamer with interchangeable carbide heads that allows for quick setup and indexing times. It is most suitable in mass production industries when large quantities of workpieces are involved. The reliability and quick tool change time produces savings in machining time and work hours, according to the company.
Parting Insert With Direct Jet Cooling
Iscar introduces an upgrade to the Do-Grip parting insert. The new Jet-Cut System features a coolant hole that passes through the insert to an outlet near the cutting edge. The new DGNC inserts are designed for parting and grooving operations on stainless steel and high-temperature alloys.
Precision Toolholder System For Multiple Operations
ITS Bore is a modular precision toolholder system for boring, milling, drilling and tapping applications that provides a high degree of rigidity, according to the company. The system's flexibility and simplicity is said to make it suitable for machine tools, machining centers and flexible manufacturing systems. It uses a cylindrical-conical coupling and radial expanding pin to ensure maximum rigidity and concentricity.
Rhombic Insert With Helical Cutting Edge
Iscar is introducing an 80-degree rhombic insert for turning applications. The Heliturn LD (Lay Down) family of tools offers many of the advantages of the original Heliturn TG (tangential) family of tools. The CNMX 45 .
Modular And Blade Adaptors
The Iscar Penta Cut insert is an innovative tool with five cutting edges. It can be used for parting off, precision grooving, lateral turning and event threading operations. The company is expanding the product line to include modular adaptors, blade adaptors for large overhangs and specially designed adaptors for use on Davenport and Brown & Sharpe machines.
Tooling For Mult-Spindles, Swiss-Type And Automatic Machines
- The catalog describes each Index tool complete with detailed, full-color illustrations- Includes tools for various Swiss-type and small CNC machines, multi-spindle machines and automatic machines .
Tool Systems For Swiss-Type Lathes
According to the company, the SWISSCUT tools are characterized by their ergonomic insert clamping and simple handling. The tool system is used for Swiss-type lathes controlled by CNC and for Swiss-type automatics. The company says this compact tool system provides accurate indexing of the insert.
Five-Cutting Edge Insert
The five-cutting edge insert, Pentacut, is for multifunction applications including grooving, parting, recessing and chamfering. This insert is designed to perform shallow grooving operations and parting of small solid bars up to 12. 5 mm (0.
Swisscut tools are characterized by their ergonomic insert clamping and simple handling. The tool system is used for Swiss-type lathes controlled by CNCs and for Swiss-type automatics. This compact tool system is said to provide accurate indexing of the insert.
Solid Carbid Endmills Handle Roughing And Finishing
A solid carbide endmill family of tools, the Finishred, contains a fast metal removal design that makes it possible to machine both roughing and finishing applications in the same process. By combining the roughing process with the finishing process, downtime required for changing tools and setup is eliminated. The EFSI B44 Finishred endmill features four flutes with a 45-degree helix.
Tool System For Swiss-Type Lathes
According to the company, its Swisscut tools are characterized by their ergonomic insert clamping and simple handling. The tool system is used for Swiss-type lathes controlled by CNCs and for Swiss-type automatics. This compact tool system is said to provide accurate indexing of the insert.
The company’s Penta Cut insert is a tool with five cutting edges that can be used for parting off, precision grooving, lateral turning and even threading operations. The company is expanding the product line to include modular adaptors, blade adaptors for large overhangs and adaptors for use on Davenport and Brown & Sharp machines. The new Modular Grip adaptor, PCADR/L 24N, can be mounted in all of the toolholders, and it accepts adaptors from the company’s Grip product lines.
Cutting Tools For Swiss-Type Automatics
This color catalog lists and illustrates the specifications for the Swiss Cut compact tool design for Swiss-type automatics and CNC lathes and the Swiss Turn tools with slide insert clamping for Swiss-type automatic machines.
Expanded Range Of Bars And Inserts
This self-clamping miniature insert mounted on a solid carbide 0. 236" diameter bar fits into the Iscar Passport MG PCO. The mini-bars for right-hand machining are supplied with shank extensions of 0.
Consider Carbide Tooling For Screw Machine Operations
Indexable carbide inserts have helped spur a revolution in general metalworking. With advances in machine tool design providing higher speed and feed capabilities, the screw machine market is poised to take advantage of these tools. Here's a look at recent carbide developments that are aimed at the screw machine industry.