Kennametal boosts machinists with first 8-Flute end mill in HARVI series

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Move from one challenging cut to the next with internal coolant channels and an 8-flute design delivering higher machining flexibility and process stability. Image supplied.

Machine industry company Kennametal Inc has unveiled an addition to its HARVI Solid Carbide End Mills product line with the introduction of the HARVI IV 8-Flute End Mill. 

In a media release, the company said the new tool eliminates the need for frequent tool changes, making it a valuable asset for machinists in industries such as aerospace and defence, medical, energy, and general engineering.

“Our first 8-flute end mill will move customers from one challenging cut to the next without having to stop for tool changes,” said Scott Etling, vice president of Marketing, Global Product Management.

“Machinists need to achieve high productivity when working on tougher materials while remaining cost-effective. Our new HARVI IV 8-Flute End Mills deliver just that and were designed especially for roughing and finishing applications that requires a combination of flexibility and safe processing.”

According to Kennametal, the HARVI IV 8-Flute End Mill’s versatility sets it apart from its counterpart products. 

While other similar tools are often limited to specific materials, this end mill excels in various applications, including high-temperature alloys, stainless steels, regular steels, and hardened materials.

Its innovative design also ensures higher metal removal rates and process stability due to an internal coolant supply that efficiently removes chips, even in deep cavities.

Kennametal’s latest product launch coincides with the introduction of the KCSM15A end milling grade, specially engineered for stainless steel, titanium, and other high-temperature alloys. 

This advanced coating technology extends tool life and offers the best wear resistance in Kennametal’s history of solid carbide end milling.

Kennametal stated the HARVI IV 8-Flute End Mill and the new end milling grade KCSM15A together represent Kennametal’s commitment to providing machinists with cutting-edge tools that enhance productivity, reduce downtime, and deliver exceptional performance in challenging machining applications.