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IMCO Introduces M213 STREAKERS for Aggressive , High-Performance Machining of Aluminum Alloys

By IMCO Carbide Press Release
STREAKERS M213 end mills are available with ball-nose, radius and chip management system, all optimized for machining aluminum. (Images provided by IMCO)

Perrysburg, Ohio, USA – IMCO Carbide Tool Inc. has launched a new series – M213 STREAKERS – designed to handle extreme tool paths in aluminum alloys and provide superior surface finishes in aerospace industry applications.

M213 STREAKERS feature three extremely large flute cavities, unique end face and gashing, and 37-degree helixes to achieve deep cuts and high feed rates, according to the company. IMCO’s special end face and flute grinds create a free cutting action allowing aggressive plunging and ramping moves.

“Milling in aluminum has unique challenges, especially for aerospace parts,” said Matt Osburn, Vice President, Technical Director for IMCO.  “So we’ve focused our advanced technologies on making customers’ work easier and faster with end mills specially designed for milling deep slots, running steep ramp angles with high feed rates on entry moves, and plunging at high feed rates without a peck cycle, and providing a superior surface finish as part of the package.”

Manufacturers can create complex configurations and fine surface finishes with IMCO M213 STREAKERS end mills, according to IMCO.

M213 STREAKERS also feature improved corner strength for longer tool life, micro-fine cutting edges, and high-polish flute faces. M213 STREAKERS are available uncoated with square, corner radius and ball nose ends, as well as chip management system (CMS) and neck relief options.

IMCO’s online ToolBot generates customizable cutting parameters. Customers answer the prompts and are provided with results customized for their machining task and machine. “As with all IMCO advanced technology, ToolBot helps give our customers the edge in a competitive industry to achieve higher productivity and profitability,” Osburn said. “That’s what we do best.”

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