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MonsterMill NCR - Milling cutter for machining nickel-based alloys

The special properties of nickel-based alloys often push machine operators and tools to their limits. Manufacturing facilities that use state-of-the-art machining processes can only remain process-secure and efficient by using tools that have been specially designed for this application.

With the MonsterMill NCR, we have developed a milling cutter that takes the unpredictability out of working with nickel-based alloys. The perfect combination of carbide, coating and geometry makes the difficulties associated with machining Inconel and similar materials a thing of the past.

See for yourself!

  • Specially designed tool geometry for nickel-based alloys Guarantees stable and reliable processes
  • Reinforced core diameter and increasing tapered core Counteract tool wear
  • Specially adapted carbide and coating Exhibits excellent wear properties with regard to scale layers on forgings

The new Dragonskin coating, which has been adapted for the MonsterMill NCR, was specially developed for use on nickel-based alloys.

+ High heat resistance
+ High tool wear resistance

Unbelievable 13.2 m tool life | Test report: Milling NiCr19Fe18Nb5Mg

Competition (= dark grey) vs. MonsterMill (= red)

Cutting data
dc: 10 mm vc: 30 m/min
ae: 20% | 2 mm fz: 0.07 mm
ap: 1xD | 10 mm    

Nickel-based alloys

The machining of nickel-based alloys (e.g. NiCr19Fe18Nb5Mg) is considerably more demanding than conventional materials.

The high tensile strength of the material, combined with its extreme hardness, causes tools to wear much more quickly. It is therefore essential to choose the right tool. 

Only tools designed specifically for this material can minimise wear, maximise tool life and guarantee reliable processes.

  1. Tensile strength
  2. Hardness
  3. Density
  4. Costs
  5. Maximum application temperature

* NiCr19Fe18Nb5Mg
** Stainless steels (1.4305)
*** Titanium (Ti6Al4V)

Typical application ranges

Due to their special properties, nickel-based alloys are used in applications with high thermal and mechanical loads. Its high corrosion resistance makes the metal extremely versatile.

  • Chemical industry
  • Furnace construction and combustion chambers
  • Aerospace industry
  • Automotive industry
  • Power generation