End Mill has tough design for production environments.

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Able to accommodate high-volume operations, POWoRoFEED® M924 features reinforced cutting edges, which are resistant to chipping and wear, as well as AlCrNX engineered coating that imparts heat protection. Both features provide extended tool life, while free cutting action, optimized rake and relief angles, and 38° helix enable higher feed rates.

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IMCO Introduces 2nd Generation POWoRoFEED® End Mill

M924's reinforced edges, tough new coating deliver multiple times the metal removal rates.

(Perrysburg, OH) - The second-generation version of the original, top-selling POWoRoFEED® M9 Series - the new POWoRoFEED M924 end mill - hits the streets this month, tool developer IMCO Carbide Tool announced today.

Designed especially for production environments, the POWoRoFEED M924 end mill was tested in-house, removing 470% to 907% more metal per tool than a comparable competitor's tool in 17-4 PH stainless steel and 4140 steel, respectively (see chart). Even in titanium, the M924 removed 46% more material than the competitor's tool.

"We are delighted with the new POWoRoFEED M924; it's just a powerhouse for productivity," said Perry Osburn, president of IMCO. "The M924 outperforms even the original POWoRoFEED M904 in every metal we've tested, and if you know machining, you know the M904 is no slouch. That's why we highly recommend the M924 for higher-volume operations."

IMCO Sales Manager Tim Elfreich concurred: "When speed and cycle time are critical, the M924 is a perfect fit." He emphasized the importance of the M924's two new features - an AlCrNX engineered coating and reinforced, optimized cutting edges for longer tool life.

Added to the advanced core construction, optimized rake and relief angles, free cutting action and versatility of the M904, Elfreich said, "Those new advances take metal removal rates and tool life to a whole new level."

Known for its advanced technology, IMCO incorporated the latest in cutting tool science in developing the new POWoRoFEED M924. Optimized rake and relief angles and free cutting action make even higher feed rates achievable, Elfreich explained.

"It has a 38° helix, creating a higher-than-usual shear plane," he said. "The result is a much higher feed rate compared with other 'general-purpose' cutting tools."

Reinforced cutting edges are stronger to resist chipping and excessive wear, even in more demanding applications. The new AlCrNX engineered coating, he said, has been shown to offer better heat protection for significantly longer tool life.

"I've said it before: we only introduce a tool when we're sure there are real, reliable benefits for our customers," Osburn said. "The POWoRoFEED M924 is the real deal. It'll help end users put more metal on the floor and more profits in their pockets."

A 24-page catalog on the entire POWoRoFEED M9 Series and a video of the M924 in action are available at www.imcousa.com. For a printed catalog, call IMCO at 1-800-765-4626 or contact your IMCO sales representative.

About IMCO Carbide Tool Inc.

Since 1977, IMCO Carbide Tool Inc. has focused on one goal: to provide manufacturers in a variety of industries with quality products that will help them achieve new levels of profitability, customer satisfaction and a competitive advantage. By revolutionizing the way their tools are designed, produced, tested and used, IMCO strives to meet the ever-changing needs of a technologically diverse customer base. In serving the needs of customers world-wide, IMCO will continue to focus investments on the areas that matter most to the consumer - product quality, performance and service. For more information, please call 1-800-765-4626.

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