New APG and FordMAX high performance tooling catalogue launched

The latest multi-language 'master' catalogue from M.A. Ford Europe is now available for download, which covers both the Advanced Product Group (APG) and FordMAX tooling ranges, as well as featuring five new high performance solid carbide end mills and drills.

At 232 pages and including English; German; French; Italian and Polish languages, the new catalogue is the most comprehensive to date, incorporating detailed product information on the company’s full range of APG and FordMAX end mills, drills and reamers, together with countersinks, burrs and diamond grind routers.

Designed to make tool selection and application a simple process, the catalogue also incorporates detailed cutting data for use with different materials including aluminium alloys, steel, Titanium, HRSAs and stainless grades, as well as other specialised alloys.

Information on the benefits of high speed machining (HSM) toolpaths is included along with details on high performance coatings and M.A. Ford Europe’s UK based Custom Tooling and manufacturing division.

The new products added to the catalogue are:
  • TuffCut X-AL Series 137V N3 AL end mill is designed for roughing and finishing operations and delivers high metal removal rates on aluminium, aluminium alloys and non-ferrous metals with plunge cutting capability of into solid material of up to 1 x diameter. Tool diameters range from 3mm to 20mm and depending on the type of cut, speeds of 1000m/min and feeds of up to 0.342mm / flute per revolution can be achieved.
  • TuffCut XT Series MFB multi-flute ball-nose end mill has been developed for finishing and semi finishing operations on steel, stainless and hardened steels, as well as Titanium and HRSAs, and has 6, 8 or 10 flutes with diameters ranging from 4mm to 10mm. Parallel, tapered or ‘necked’ ball nose profiles are available with either ALtima® Xtreme and ALtima® Nano coatings.
  • TuffCut XR7 Series 180CBR is a new seven flute end mill that enables high feed rates in profiling applications. It also incorporates an advanced integral chip breaker design, which generates shorter chips for more efficient swarf evacuation under high feed conditions. Available in diameters from 10mm to 16mm as well as standard HA or Weldon HB shank options.
  • TuffCut XT Series 278CBR N3 end mill. Designed for high performance roughing and finishing operations on steels, high temperature alloys and stainless steel grades, diameters range from 10mm to 16mm and HA or HB shank options are available.
  • Cyclone CXD Series CXDCEM 15xD drill is the latest addition to the Cyclone high performance coated  solid carbide drill range, which uses through coolant, a re-engineered low thrust point geometry and enhanced double margin design to enable holes of up to 15 x diameter to be drilled with diameters from 3mm to 12mm. Back margin location enables quicker engagement with the hole for faster and more accurate drilling.
Click the image below to download the new catalogue.