The four-flute end-mill offers “remarkable performance levels” on steel and cast iron, while its hard-wearing MX coating makes the Qplus also ideal for high temperature alloys, hardened steels and non-ferrous materials.
And not only can the solid carbide Qplus series be applied to a diverse spectrum of materials, it can conduct anything from rough to finish machining, slotting, profiling, trochoidal milling and more.
The “exceptional wear resistance, durability and toughness” of both the MX coating and the sub-micrograin carbide substrate enable Qplus to outperform alternative products on the most challenging of applications, it is claimed.
Additionally, this substrate and coating composition combines with the tool geometry to dissipate heat from the cutting area, extending tool life. The centre cutting tool geometry and the long flute length expedites swarf from the cutting area to eliminate swarf build-up and re-cutting.
Available from stock as a standard item, the four-flute Qplus is available in diameters of 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 16 and 20 mm with an extended flute length from 12 to 45 mm.
To enable the Qplus to conduct slot, side and pocket milling at depths beyond alternative products, Quickgrind has equipped the series with an extended neck of 20 to 22 mm for the 3, 4 and 5 mm diameter variants. The 6 to 20 mm diameter tools incorporate a 0.25 mm radius for reducing the risk of corner chipping and a straight-shank design that generates increased rigidity, stability, making it the tool of choice for heavy duty cutting.
The long-reach end-mills are available with an overall length of 58 mm for the 3, 4 and 5 mm tools, while the 6 to 20 mm diameter tools have an overall length from 58 to 105 mm.
Custom-made tools can also be supplied.