Milling – End Mill
Forbes has been manufacturing high performance end mills under the Brand name Totem for many years and has a wide range of end mills which are for die and mould, roughing, milling graphite, non ferrous materials and end mills for the aerospace industry.
Die and Mould
Totem has been a market leader in India for solid carbide end mills. One of the markets where we lead is the die and mould segment. Our versatile range offers end mills and ball nose cutters in stub, regular, long, extra long and long reach lengths, catering to the soft machining as well as hard machining upto 70 HRc.
Totem has a full range of End Mills for the die and mould hard part machining segment with over 3000 SKU’s. Machining centres are capable of following precise, complex tool paths at high feed rates have made it cost-effective for shops to use fast, light milling as an alternative to EDM in many applications involving hard metal, intricate detail and smooth finishes.
Totem offers a full range of End Mills for graphite milling. The target market is being those customers who are using EDM to machine graphite electrodes and dies. In many die and mould shops, the choice between EDM and CNC milling is far less clear than it was 15 years ago. Evolving technology is changing the rules for machining these complex profiles. Today, the comparison is between milling and high performance milling rather than between milling and EDM.
Totem high performance milling cutters for graphite can be used for textured surfaces, where the finish requirements are not very critical; components where the L/D ratios is small less than 15 times; cavity milling and for parts where high accuracy is required, milling tight tolerances can be achieved very easily. The company’s extensive and versatile range offers end mills and ball nose cutters in stub, regular, long, extra-long and long reach lengths, catering to the soft machining as well as hard machining upto 70 HRc for the die and mould industry.
The high performance milling basket offers a wide range of end mills for roughing which are capable of high material removal rates, this is possible with advanced raw material with nano grain structure, strong core geometry, excellent wear resistant coating. Totem offers this solution for Roughing, Slotting & Trochoidal milling
Totem offers a comprehensive range of general purpose end mills which is available in stub, standard, long, extra long and long reach options.
Totem offers the XL range of end mills which are cost effective and used for general purpose machining.
Totem offers wear resistant solutions for non ferrous machining. These polished end mills offer superior work piece quality and tool life.
Totem high performance end mills for aerospace are made with superior grade nano grain structure raw material which offers a higher toughness with superior wear resistance. These end mills achieve high material removal on structural parts and achieve high tool life on high temperature alloys.