• A selection of milling cutters with exchangeable inserts from MAPAL.

Milling Competence

In the area of milling, MAPAL tool experts have developed numerous machining solutions in recent years. The focus has been on tools adapted to the related customer requirements. Along with these individual tool solutions, however, the usage of high-performance standard tools plays a major role in many applications. Therefore a comprehensive standard programme has evolved from these custom tools.

NeoMill® standard program

  • A FaceMill face milling cutter with fixed PCD cutting edges from MAPAL.

    For all applications

    MAPAL offers a suitable tool for every milling task, on the one hand end milling cutters with fixed cutting edges, on the other hand milling cutters with replaceable inserts. All types of machining – whether general machining operation such as groove milling, face milling, shoulder milling, for roughing and finishing, or special machining operations such as trochoidal or helix milling – are covered with innovative tool solutions.

  • The picture shows a solid carbide end mill from MAPAL in use when machining a CFRP material.

    For every material

    Along with the type of machining operation, the workpiece material is the most important criterion for selecting a suitable milling cutter. Along with tools for machining steel, cast iron and aluminium, the programme from MAPAL also includes solutions for the cost-effective, reliable milling of titanium, super alloys, plastics and composite materials.

  •  The picture shows a customer-specific special milling cutter with PCD cutting edges from MAPAL.

    Custom solutions

    Special machining tasks require special tools. For this reason MAPAL offers custom milling tools individually tailored to the requirements of the customer. For instance , complex shapes and contours can be realised using specifically designed milling cutters, or machining times and tools changes reduced using combination tools.

  • A milling cutter from MAPAL in use in the machine.

    High-performance coatings

    A crucial criterion for the service life of the tool and optimal machining results is the coating of the cutting edges. MAPAL offers a large selection of substrates and coatings, each matched to the specific machining case, some of which are applied in its state-of-theart in-house coating plant.

  • A milling application with a solid carbide end mill from MAPAL.

    Latest manufacturing equipment

    The latest 3D design and simulations form the basis for the manufacture of MAPAL tools. The data are transferred via interfaces to the related machining centre that forms part of the modern, comprehensive range of machinery available on-site. In this way the production of MAPAL milling tools for the highest quality requirements is monitored and controlled by experienced staff.

  •  A PCD face milling cutter from MAPAL during machining achieves a very high quality milling surface.

    Reconditioning in original quality

    By reconditioning solid carbide tools with original grinding and original coating, almost 100 % of the tool life of new tools can be achieved again. Upon request, MAPAL will collect and deliver the tools for quick processing. The milling head management service for PCD face milling cutters guarantees precise, reliable tools as well as 24-hour availability on-site.

End milling cutters with fixed cutting edges

A selection of end milling cutters with fixed cutting edges from MAPAL.

The high-performance end milling cutter programme OptiMill from MAPAL ensures excellent, reliable results during all machining tasks. The focus is on cost-effectiveness and product quality, along with meeting customer requirements.

The end milling cutter programme from MAPAL includes shoulder milling cutters for groove milling, roughing, finishing and trochoidal milling, as well as milling cutters for high feed milling, profile milling and chamfering.

Additional set-up costs are saved with the replaceable head milling cutter programme CPMill. Due to the easy, safe handling, the milling heads can be replaced directly in the machine tool.

Irrespective of whether you need a costeffective milling cutter for universal machining or an Expert for a complex machining task – MAPAL offers the right tool.

Milling cutters with replaceable inserts

A selection of milling cutters with exchangeable inserts from MAPAL.

Milling cutters with PCD milling cartridges

High removal rates, defined surface roughnesses or special requirements on the flatness of the part – the face milling cutter program with PCD milling cartridges is designed for the high-performance machining of non-ferrous metals. Setting to the μ ensures perfect surface finishes on all series. Significant cost savings can be realised due to reliable, fast, precise reconditioning with the MAPAL Maintenance Service for face milling heads.

Milling cutters with indexable inserts

​​​​​​​Milling cutters with indexable inserts exhibit their strengths on machining steel and cast iron. In particular the milling cutters with tangentially embedded cutting edges produce excellent machining results and achieve long tool lives due to the reduced cutting forces. Depending on requirements, milling cutters with close or expanded spacing can be selected. A comprehensive program of ISO indexable inserts with high-performance cutting materials is available ex-stock.