Significantly reduced cost per part thanks to reconditioning
MAPAL is bringing a particularly sustainable tool to the market with the FixReam 700 reamer. What’s special about the cylindrical shank reamer with brazed cutting edges is that it can be used so often – the cutting edges can be replaced and reground. A tool can be reground up to twice before new cutting edges have to be brazed in. After that, it is possible to regrind the tool twice again, replace the cutting edges again and then regrind the tool twice more. A reamer therefore has nine tool lifes. During servicing, the manufacturer expands the tool a little with an expansion screw and can thus regrind all functional surfaces, i.e. lead and diameter. Tool costs can be reduced by up to 15 percent compared to a tool without an expansion function.
MAPAL has developed and patented new geometries especially for these reamers. As a result, users achieve up to 30 percent better roundness and cylindrical form as well as improved chip removal compared to other cylindrical shank reamers. The FixReam 700 reamers are available in two variants for through bores and blind bores with uncoated, wear-resistant cermet blades for machining steel and cast material. They are usually available in two lengths as short or long versions. The tools can be configured in a diameter range from 9.9 to 32.2 mm.