• MAPAL offers complete machining solutions for the die and mould industry.

Getting started in the die & mould sector

Die and mould makers expect high process and product expertise from their cutting tools manufacturer. This is because the tool life of the moulds to be created and the precision of the moulded parts are extremely important for competitiveness in mass production. Therefore, they require their tools to offer the highest levels of precision, a long tool life, and – above all – process reliability.
 

It is precisely these aspects that make MAPAL successful in sectors such as the automotive industry, machine engineering and the aerospace industry. Now the precision tool manufacturer is also offering efficient and economical solutions for the complete machining process in the die & mould sector. Versatile and precise high-performance tools and special tool holders with narrow contours and a precise radial run-out minimise polishing effort and reworking thanks to a constant surface finish in the milling process.

Tool range for mould making

Solid carbide end mills
  • OptiMill-3D-BN

    Ball nose milling cutter
    • High-precision machining of 3D contours
    • ø range: 0.10 - 20.00 mm

  • OptiMill-3D-CR

    Corner radius milling cutter
    • Milling with a very precise corner radius
    • ø range: 0.10 - 20.00 mm

  • OptiMill Shoulder milling cutter

    Shoulder milling cutter
    • Ideal for roughing, finishing, trochoidal milling and milling pockets
    • ø range: 2.00 - 12.00 mm

  • OptiMill-3D-CS

    Shoulder radius milling cutter

    • Finishing of complex free-form surfaces and complicated workpiece geometries
    • ø range: 2.00 - 12.00 mm

  • OptiMill-3D-HF

    High-feed milling cutter
    • Ideal for high-feed machining with a high material removal rate and high process reliability
    • ø range: 2.00 - 16.00 mm

  • OptiMill-3D-Alu

    Ball nose and corner radius milling cutter
    • High-precision machining of 3D contours
    • ø range: 1.00 - 20.00 mm

  • OptiMill-Graphite-MT

    Ball nose and shoulder milling cutter
    • Multi-tooth milling cutter for roughing graphite electrodes with high removal rates
    • ø range: 3.00 - 16.00 mm

  • OptiMill-3D-Graphite

    Ball nose and corner radius milling cutter
    • Suitable for machining of graphite electrodes
    • Different designs depending on the machining situation
    • ø range: 0.20 - 12.00 mm

  • OptiMill-3D-Copper

    Ball nose and corner radius milling cutter
    • Special geometry for machining copper electrodes and tough non-ferrous alloys
    • ø range: 0.10 - 20.00 mm

  • OptiMill-Diamond

    Ball nose, corner radius and shoulder milling cutter
    • PCD cutting edges for a long tool life
    • ø range: 3.00 - 12.00 mm

Milling cutters with indexable inserts
  • NeoMill-ISO-360

    Milling cutter with round inserts
    • Perfect for roughing and pre-finishing
    • ø range: 10.00 - 160.00 mm

  • NeoMill-3D-Finish

    Finishing milling cutter
    • Perfect for finishing 90° surfaces, face surfaces and contours
    • ø range: 16.00 - 42.00 mm

  • NeoMill-3D-Ballnose/-Torus

    Ball nose and corner radius milling cutter
    • One tool body with indexable insert for ball nose and corner radius milling for finishing and pre-finising
    • ø range: 8.00 - 32.00 mm

  • NeoMill-2/4-HiFeed90

    High-feed/90° shoulder milling cutter
    • Universal tool system to ensure maximum productivity
    • ø range: 16.00 - 200.00 mm

Drilling | Countersinking
  • ECU-Drill-Steel

    Solid carbide drill  

    • Double-edge solid drill with a good price-to-performance ratio
    • Wide range of applications
    • Proven geometries for high precision and process reliability
    • Ø area: 1.00 – 20.00 mm

  • MEGA-Drill-Hardened

    High-performance solid carbide drill 

    • Double-edge solid drills with coating and geometry suitable for reliable machining of hardened workpiece material
    • New micro-geometry and macro-geometry
    • Ø area: 2.55 – 16.00 mm

  • MEGA-Drill-Steel-Plus

    High-performance solid carbide drill 

    • Double-edge solid drills with coating and geometry suitable for steel machining
    • Optimised chip flute geometry and modified cutting-edge preparation
    • Ø area: 3.00 – 25.00 mm 

  • Tritan-Drill-Steel

    Triple-edge solid carbide drill 

    • Triple-edge solid drills for maximum feed
    • Self-centring chisel for challenging drilling situations
    • Specially adapted to steel machining
    • Ø area: 4.00 – 20.00 mm 

  • Tritan-Spot-Drill-Steel

    Pilot drill
    • Triple-edge pilot drill for demanding pilot drilling situations
    • Specially adapted to triple-edge drills
    • Ø area: 4.00 – 20.00 mm

  • Tritan-Step-Drill

    Triple-edge step drill
    • Triple-edge step drill with self-centring chisel
    • For machining threaded core holes without oscillating movement
    • Ø area: 4.25 – 14.15 mm

  • MEGA-Deep-Drill

    Deep drill
    • Process-reliable and efficient creation of deep bores up to 40xD
    • MEGA-Pilot-Drill
    • Ø area: 1.00 – 16.00 mm 

  • MEGA-Drill-Reamer

    Drill reamer
    • Two working steps – drilling and reaming – combined in a single tool
    • Optimised reaming cutting edge
    • Reduction of productive and non-productive times
    • Bore tolerance ≥ IT7
    • Ø area: 4.00 – 16.00 mm 

  • Precision countersink

    Countersink with unequal spacing
    • Extremely unequally spaced cutting edges
    • Higher degree of accuracy and improved surface values
    • Reduced axial and radial forces
    • Significantly less vibrations
    • Increased cutting parameters to ensure highest productivity
    • Ø area: 4.30 – 31.00 mm 

  • MEGA-Drill-Reamer-Pyramid

    Drill reamer with pyramid tip 

    • Spot drilling, drilling and reaming – all with one tool
    • Improved centring properties thanks to pyramid tip
    • Reduction of productive and non-productive times
    • Bore tolerance ≥ IT7
    • Ø area: 4.00 – 16.00 mm 

  • QTD indexable insert drill

    Solid drill with replaceable head system 

    • Cost-effective system with indexable inserts that can be swapped out
    • Force-locking and form-fit clamping system
    • Easy to handle
    • High degree of radial run-out accuracy
    • Ø area: 8.10 – 49.00 mm 

Reaming
  • FixReam – FXR

    High-performance reamers with a cylindrical shank 

    • High-performance reamer made from solid carbide
    • Straight-fluted for through and blind bores
    • Left-hand fluted for through bores
    • Ø area: 3.00 – 20.00 mm 

  • CPReam – CPR

    Replaceable head reamer 

    • Taper and face connection provide the greatest possible stability and rigidity
    • Highly precise radial run-out accuracy of 5 μm
    • Easy to handle
    • Ø area: 8.00 – 40.00 mm

  • Quick adjustment reamer – WN 50

    Hand reamers 

    • Quick-adjust reamer with wide adjustment range
    • Especially suitable for repair work
    • Spare blade sets available
    • Ø area: 6.40 – 95.00 mm 

  • Guided tools

    Tools with guide pads 

    • Highest accuracy guaranteed with the MAPAL principle
    • Guide pads directly guide the tool into the bore
    • Precision-ground indexable inserts
    • High-precision adjustment for micrometre-precise bore machining

Clamping
  • MAPAL UNIQ Chuck

    UNIQ DReaM Chuck

    Hydraulic chucks with a new design 

    • For reaming and drilling applications as well as for finishing during milling operations
    • This is achieved through an optimal interplay of geometric and functional properties
    • Outstanding surfaces as well as improved handling
    • Increasing productivity during the machining of contour-critical parts

  • MAPAL UNIQ-MillChuck

    UNIQ Mill Chuck

    Hydraulic chucks with a new design 

    • Hydraulic chuck for highly dynamic milling applications
    • This is achieved through an optimal interplay of geometric and functional properties
    • Excellent results when using tools with HA shanks
    • Process reliability – even on high-quality parts 

  • HighTorque Chuck HTC

    Hydraulic chuck 

    • High level of torque transmission
    • Ideal damping properties
    • Excellent rigidity of the entire system
    • Radial run-out accuracy < 3 μm
    • 3° slim design for use in contour-critical applications 

  • MAPAL HydroChuck MHC

    HydroChuck MHC

    Hydraulic chuck 

    • Excellent vibration dampening
    • High degree of radial run-out accuracy
    • Ultra-short and compact design for high rigidity

  • ThermoChuck MTC

    Shrink chuck 

    • Long tool life through the use of high-temperature tool steel 
    • High torque transmission and radial rigidity
    • Precision balanced as standard
    • MQL-suitable
    • With and without axial tool length adjustment 

  • MAPAL MillChuck

    Mill Chuck, System HB

    Side lock chuck
    • Easy to handle thanks to use of a differential screw
    • Maximum cost-effectiveness and precision
    • Axial tool positioning can be defined using spring system
    • Decentralised coolant outlets for maximum process reliability

  • Precision-DrillChuck – MPC

    Precision drill chuck 

    • Simple construction, straightforward to handle
    • Safe clamping independent of direction of rotation
    • High degree of spindle speed strength
    • Modular design allows drill chuck heads to be used with all tool connections 

  • MAPAL slip-on reamer arbor

    Milling cutter arbor – MDA / MCA

    Milling cutter arbor 

    • Vibration-cancelling design (MDA) with vibration dampening system
    • Adapted to the rigidity of all common machine types
    • Smooth, stable running despite long projections delivers better surface finish
    • Milling cutter arbor (MCA) with large face connection for roughing and pre-finishing operations in large diameter ranges

  • MAPAL MFS milling head holder

    MFS milling head holder

    Tool adapter for screw-in milling cutter 

    • Simple and fast clamping of screw-in milling cutters
    • Exact interaction of taper and face connection
    • Greatest possible stability and rigidity
    • Universally deployable for roughing and finishing operations

  • MAPAL HSK adapter

    Adapter

    Extensions, reducers and adapters 

    • Wide range of options for modular tool systems
    • Hydraulic extensions and tool extensions for thermal expanding chucks
    • HSK reducers and extensions
    • KS steep taper adapter


Components and workpiece material


From the unmachined to the finished part

Find the right tool with just a few clicks: Depending on the machining, the specific operation and the tool requirement, you can quickly find the tool you want.
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    2D surfaces

    On the one hand, this category includes machining processes carried out directly on the machine, such as face milling, milling of pockets and straight walls. On the other hand, it also includes operations for complex geometries that are programmed using CAM software.

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    3D surfaces

    In the die & mould sector, the manufacture of increasingly complex forms is part of everyday life. Continuous further developments in machine tools and CAM software raise performance and productivity to an ever higher level. The tools used must therefore always be state-of-the-art. To achieve optimum results, each design starts with a process analysis.

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    Open pockets

    Mould inserts also have machining tasks that are required for casting or various attachment parts. Users are increasingly machining open pockets (circumferential machining) using trochoidal milling. This machining method helps to optimise machining times and to extend tool life.

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    Closed pockets

    Closed pockets are usually produced by roughing in Z planes. When milling, a ramp is often selected as the machining entry. The tool selected depends on the depth of the walls and the mould incline to be generated on the component. MAPAL’s broad portfolio with modular systems also covers the machining of deep pockets with large diameters.

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    Helix milling

    A major focus in milling operations is on reducing the machining time. With specific tool geometries for machining closed, round pockets, it is often possible to eliminate the pre-drilling process. With helix milling, milling paths are programmed with helical entrances that are suitable for pocket dimensions.

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    Even surfaces

    Operations to create even surfaces occur very frequently and in different areas in the die & mould sector: It could be component-related, strategy-related due to the respective milling process or due to requirements for mould closing surfaces as well as sections and cutting dies. The right tool is then selected depending on the application and requirements.

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    Thin walls and ribs

    Plastic injection moulds and die casting moulds often have ribs and thin walls. Ribs, for example, are increasingly being milled, as this process is more cost-effective than EDM (spark eroding). As a rule, long or extra-long carbide tools with small diameters are used. Customer-specific solutions (RibCutter) to match the respective rib shape are also possible here.

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    Small and large bores

    There is a wide range of full bore operations in the die & mould sector: From large bores for guide pillars and deep bores for the cooling system to high-precision bores for ejector pins. MAPAL offers a comprehensive portfolio of drilling and reaming tools for the individual production steps.

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All from a single source

  • 1. Planning and purchasing

    Optimised purchasing management is important for a clear organisation of the tool stock.

  • 2. Tool logistics

    Cost-effectiveness even in the periphery of machining: Intelligent dispensing systems significantly reduce non-productive times.

  • 3. Engineering

    The machining specialists provide support with process engineering, e.g. in the form of CAM simulations, general advice and the development of economic machining strategies.

  • 4. Measuring and setting

    Reliable setting and measuring devices are convincing due to their accuracy and user-friendly operation when setting the tools.

  • 5. Tools and clamping technology

    From the spindle to the cutting edge – MAPAL offers a wide range of tools and clamping technology for the die & mould sector.

  • 6. Machining

    Efficient machining processes and customised machining strategies at the highest technological level.

  • 7. Digitisation and automation

    Quick and easy digitisation: The c-Connect Box digitally transmits measurement data from the setting fixture to the machine tool. It also monitors the machine status among other things.

  • 8. Reconditioning

    Customers receive their reconditioned tools back in manufacturer quality within a very short time. Also available with pick-up and delivery service upon request.


Engineering Workflow - From theory to practice

Finding the perfect solution for the customer is MAPAL’s main goal. In addition to individual custom solutions and a broad standard product portfolio, comprehensive services are available to optimally design the entire process from the product idea to the chip. Customers can rely on the technology leader’s many years of experience in machining.
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    1. Customer enquiry

    MAPAL sales representatives are directly available for individual enquiries. In a personal conversation with the customer, they sound out the specific requirements and the scope (complete or partial machining) and discuss the details directly on the 3D model of the component.

    The MAPAL die & mould team looks forward to your enquiry by Email and will contact you directly as soon as possible.

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    2. Project analysis

    On the basis of 3D models and machine data, the conversation partners analyse the manufacturing tasks and develop effective machining strategies.

    The project analysis consists of the following:
    • Machining suggestions for all machining steps
    • Tool list
    • Process optimisation

  • 3. Process design

    Regardless of whether the focus is on flexibility or productivity: The machining specialists simulate the developed process on the basis of the 3D models and thus show potential for optimisation. They check and improve the machining parameters in CAM programming and thus ensure stable and economical production.

    The process design includes:
    • Runtime analysis of the component
    • Technology data definition
    • CAM programming

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    4. Tool solution

    The wide-ranging MAPAL standard range for the die & mould sector offers the ideal tool solution for every application. Customised solutions are available upon request.

    Advantages for the user:
    • Broad standard range
    • Availability of tool data

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    5. Tool test and offer

    After discussing the machining task, MAPAL supports its customers in the selection of tools required in the process. This is the basis for a well-founded offer tailored to the respective application.

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    6. Cooperative partnership

    Even after mutual success, the specialists at MAPAL remain in close contact with the customer. Should optimisation potential arise over time or other tools turn out to be better, MAPAL will be happy to support you to further improve productivity and profitability.

    In order to ensure efficient production in the long term, MAPAL also offers comprehensive tool management options.

    Tool management options:

    • Dispensing systems
    • Regrinding service
    • Comprehensive product portfolio of adjustment and measuring devices


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