Solid Carbide End Mills feature TiAlN coating.

Press Release Summary:

Maestro(TM) Metal Removal brand end mills utilize flute design that provides chatter-free milling in ferrous workpiece applications. Able to work with steels, stainless steels, cast iron, and high-temperature alloys, product has TiAlN coating that protects tool surface, even after 2,000 in. milled. End mills, available in inch and metric sizes, are offered in regular lengths or long shank style. Both are available with 45° end chamfer or square corners.

Original Press Release:

Kennametal IPG Introduces New Metal Removal Maestro(TM) Solid Carbide High Performance End Mills

Augusta, GA - September 13, 2004 -Kennametal Industrial Products Group has introduced a new line of Metal Removal brand solid carbide high performance end mills known as Maestro(TM). Due to their new, patented flute design, they provide chatter-free milling in a wide variety of ferrous workpiece applications.

According to Steve Abrams, product manager for end mills and carbide rounds, "This product offers high performance milling in a wide variety of steels, stainless steels, cast iron and high temp alloys. Its unique, patented geometry and superior substrate material provides optimum performance in various axial and radial depths of cut. The design of Maestro end mills reduces resonance vibration and results in smooth, silent machining operations without chatter. No competitor matches its performance in as wide a range of materials or types of cuts. Maestro end mills also provide repeatable and consistent performance after regrinding."

Due to Maestro's unique and innovative geometry and the titanium aluminum nitride coating, standard on all Maestro tools, these end mills can machine at up to 40% higher speed and feed rates than conventional high performance carbide end mills in extreme conditions. The result is faster throughput and more parts per hour of machine time.

There's no need for a separate rougher and finisher when using a Maestro end mill. The combination of improved design, TiAlN coating and high-quality substrate can remove as much material as a conventional rougher and provide outstanding surface finishes with a finishing pass. This ability reduces the need for costly setups and additional tool inventory, saving both time and money.

Because the design delivers a chatter-free machining environment, Maestro tools can deliver up to 50% higher metal removal rates with over 100% longer tool life. The TiAlN coating not only enables the highest feeds and speeds, but also protects the tool surface. In performance testing, the Maestro end mill showed markedly less wear on the tool, even up to 2000 inches milled.

The Maestro line is available in regular lengths or in a long shank style for hard-to-reach machining applications. Both styles are available standard with a 45° end chamfer or with square corners. A wide variety of inch sizes are available from stock with metric sizes available as specials.

To learn more about the new Maestro end mills, contact your local Metal Removal distributor.

Metal Removal is a brand of Kennametal IPG, a wholly owned business unit of Kennametal Inc., Latrobe, Pennsylvania.

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