At Prima Tooling, ultra-fine grain carbide end mills are created to an impeccable standard from high-quality tungsten carbide. Tungsten carbide is created by blending together tungsten and carbon, using cobalt as a binding material. The resultant alloy, tungsten carbide, is one of the strongest materials in the world. It also enjoys an incredibly high heat resistance and tensile strength, making carbide end mills ideal for milling and cutting ferrous and non-ferrous metals and ultra-hard materials.
Tungsten carbide is one of the hardest materials available on the market to make end mills, drills, and tools from, with only diamond coatings challenging its strength and durability. Carbide tipped tools can be used for lighter cutting or drilling, which solid carbide tools are required for deeper milling.
For all kinds of tooling tasks, such as slotting, finishing, roughing, and profiling, carbide end mills offer a high-performance solution with a wide range of applications. Tungsten carbide out-performs alloys of cobalt and steel, often referred to as high-speed steel, in durability, strength, and heat resistance.
The broad available applications of carbide end mills means that they can be used for a myriad of general cutting and drilling tasks and are suitable for a variety of technical tooling projects too. Whether your project involves milling, profiling, slotting, shouldering, plunging, or counter-boring, carbide end mills have you covered!
We supply our extensive ranges of carbide end mills in a wide variety of styles and sizes. Amongst the types of carbide end mills on offer at Prima Tooling we have straight end, ball nose, and chamfered end mills. We also have a range of different flute options from our two-flute slot drill, ideal for maximised chip removal, to our three- and four-flute corner radius end mills. The more flutes our end mills have, the stronger they are, but the slower they will eject material up the shaft. We also stock specialised carbide end mills, such as our six- and seven-fluted models and our premium micro end mills.