Iscar Metals Inc. (www.iscarmetals. com) has expanded the range of its Picco-MF multifunction tools with the introduction of DR-MF tools for drilling, face turning, external turning and internal turning/boring. The hard-coated tools are designed for machining miniature parts and dies and molds with Swiss-type machines. They are targeted at the automotive, aerospace and medical industries.
The XCMT inserts have high-helix cutting edges and are made from submicron IC908 substrate with a multilayer TiAlN coating. They can be used on both right-hand and left-hand tools.