On Stand M1 at the Advanced Engineering exhibition at the Birmingham NEC on 1-2 November, the marquee manufacturer of PCD cutting tools will be introducing a host of new product lines. Fresh from world premieres at EMO, MAPAL will once again demonstrate why its global sales are continuing to rise through the ongoing development of new product lines.

At this year’s Advanced Engineering show, MAPAL will demonstrate the extension of its hole-making line with its new CPR500/510 replaceable head reamer. Incorporating optimised cooling that offers an economic advantage in cast machining, this new range can extend tool life as its solid carbide replaceable heads are designed with a CVD coating. Developed by MAPAL for cast machining, the coating will be a crowd puller at the event among automotive and aerospace engineers aiming to improve machining performance on challenging materials.

Offered in diameters from 8-40mm, the new development of the CPR500/510 is its optimised cooling using a sleeve. The issue of cooling is very important for cast machining due to the abrasiveness of the material, which is now resolved by the internal coolant supply and the outlets that direct fluid at the cutting edges.

Complementing this new line will be a complete programme of ISO indexable inserts for boring steel, stainless steel and heat-resistant cast-steel. The new ISO indexable insert series will be available as standard or as special designs. For this new product line, the MAPAL inserts incorporate new coating developments and an optimised carbide substrate. Depending on the prevailing general conditions such as material, machine stability, coolant and clamping condition, customers can choose between PVD and CVD coated cutting materials.

Last year, MAPAL defined a new standard in drilling with the arrival of its three cutting-edge Tritan-Drill. At Advanced Engineering 2017 and fresh from their EMO premiere, the extended line of drills will be at the show with a specially adapted version for machining steel. The robustness of the Tritan-Drill-Steel is due to the completely new cutting-edge design that is different to the Tritan-Drill-Uni for universal use. The resulting stable cutting edges reduce the mechanical loads whilst the coating is also specially adapted for the machining of steel.

For visitors at the Advanced Engineering event, MAPAL will be extending its programme of solid carbide high-performance milling cutters for roughing applications with the new OptiMill-Uni-Wave. This full slot milling series makes a groove depth of up to 2xD possible. With the new milling cutter that can be used for many materials, the level of performance is significantly increased compared with previous existing HPC milling cutters.

To achieve this, MAPAL has developed a highly ductile carbide substrate with a wear-resistant coating and special cutting edge preparation. The five cutting edges of the OptiMill-Uni-Wave are divided unevenly and the new line will be available in short, long, overlong and extra long sizes in the HB shank form with a diameter range from 4 to 25mm.