Up to now, Mapal has focused mainly on a milling programme with ground tangential ISO indexable inserts. These product lines are used in particular for special applications, very high stock removal applications, unstable conditions or disc milling cutters.

The company has incorporated the comprehensive knowledge and expertise gathered in these special applications and applied it to developing the latest series of milling cutters with radial ISO indexable inserts. These face, shoulder, slot and shell mills have been designed for roughing and the medium machining of cast iron, steel and stainless steel, incorporating the optimum number of teeth for the application. Positive and negative indexable inserts made of four different PVD cutting materials, based on newly developed carbide substrates and coatings, are also available for the milling cutters.

Depending on the requirement, the most economically efficient version is used. For example, between eight and 16 cutting edges per radial ISO indexable insert can be selected for face milling. Alternatively, between two, four and eight cutting edges can be applied in shoulder milling applications.