Addition of 2 DLC Coated Types to the Alimaster End Mill Series for High Efficiency Machining of Aluminium Alloys

September 15, 2021

MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION Metalworking Solutions Company (Company President: Tetsuya Tanaka, Address: Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo) has added a selection of DLC coated end mills to the Alimaster series for high efficiency machining of aluminium alloys. These new types include DLC3SA, with a 3 flute standard square geometry, and DLC3SARB, a corner radius type. Both will go on sale on September 15th.

Recent trends demand high efficiency machining of aluminium due to the increased rigidity of the machine tools, workpiece and tool clamping mechanisms. There is also more interest in dry machining due to an increase in environmental awareness. To meet these demands, MITSUBISHI MATERIALS has developed tools for highly stable and efficient machining of aluminium alloys by adopting a proprietary DLC coating on 2 types of the Alimaster end mill series. The new DLC coated types feature outstanding coating adhesion and has improved chip welding resistance when compared to the already excellent Alimaster uncoated range of end mills. The DLC3SA, and DLC3SARB both provide the highest efficiency, dry machining option and are able to create immaculate component surface finishes.

Main features of the DLC3SA and DLC3SARB end mills.

The unique DLC coating with excellent adhesion and welding resistance reduces cutting friction, allowing stable machining that requires rapid chip evacuation such as when slotting and contouring.

1. Achieves dry machining for a lower environmental impact. By using an air blower, it is possible to prevent chips from clogging and create more stability when high feed machining.

Product name Alimaster Series for High Efficiency Machining of Aluminium Alloys
DLC3SA: 3 flute square geometry end mill with DLC coating 4 items
DLC3SARB:3 flute corner radius end mill with DLC coating 13 items
Release date September 15th, 2021
Standard Price
(Distributor Model Number)
DLC3SA120N36C 40,600 yen (44,660 yen including taxes)
DLC3SA250N55C 103,000 yen (113,300 yen including taxes)
DLC3SARB120R100N36C 42,600 yen (46,860 yen including taxes)
DLC3SARB250R500N55C 105,000 yen (115,500 yen including taxes)

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