MAPAL Präzisionswerkzeuge Dr. Kress KG

Booth number A5-B4

About us

MAPAL – tooling the customer's success

MAPAL Präzisionswerkzeuge Dr. Kress KG is one of the leading international suppliers of precision tools for the machining of practically all materials. MAPAL supplies leading companies from the automotive and aerospace industries and from power generation and drive technology. Customers come also from machine and plant engineering, as well as from medical technology and other demanding industries. The specialist for precision tools gradually developed to a full-line supplier to all industries requiring series-production machining of workpieces.

MAPAL builds on proximity to the customer and the latest technologies. With its innovations the company is regularly a pioneer of the trends and standards in production and machining technology. MAPAL sees itself as a technology partner, supporting its customers with the development of time-saving, resource-conserving and cost-effective machining processes using individual tool concepts.

Products and services

MAPAL specialises in tools for machining cubic parts. It is on this basis that MAPAL offers comprehensive knowledge of tools for machining bores, with a range of products extending from complex special tools to efficient standard tools. The basic principle for the quality of MAPAL tools is absolute precision. The result is reliable tooling systems which guarantee consistent production. Fine machining tools in the various MAPAL tooling systems mean complete contours can be machined to high precision. The result is excellent quality insurface finish, roundness, concentricity and maximum tool life.

Tritan-Drill Steel

With Tritan-Drill-Steel, steel can be machined significantly more cost-effectively compared with drills with two cutting edges. Among other things, this is achieved thanks to the significantly higher feed values. The robustness of the Tritan-Drill-Steel is due to the completely newly designed main cutting edge design. The resulting very stable cutting edges reduce the mechanical loads. The coating is also specially adapted for the machining of steel. The result of this is very long tool lives.

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Side lock chuck for cylindrical shanks with HB clamping surface

The side lock chuck from MAPAL impresses with its strong clamping, simple handling and greatly improved run-out. The locating bore is accurate down to the single-digit µm range, meaning that it is manufactured with far greater precision compared to previous versions. This reduces the radial clearance of the clamped tool and greatly improves the run-out. In addition, to compensate for the large tolerance on the lateral clamping surface, MAPAL has used a patented spring element in the tool holder.

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New generation of PCD face milling cutters

The face milling cutters from MAPAL with replaceable PCD milling cartridges are the cutters of choice to achieve the best surfaces when machining aluminium in the automotive industry. The setting and clamping system of the milling inserts has proven itself in innumerable applications. A new, optimised generation of these milling cutters for cutting depths up to ap = 4 mm is now presented.

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MAPAL Präzisionswerkzeuge Dr. Kress KG
Obere Bahnstr. 13
73431 Aalen

Phone: +49 7361 585-0
Fax: +49 7361 585-1029
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No. 1, East 4th St., South Jannat Abad Ave.
POBox: 1474746517 Tehran

Phone: +98 21 44898911 to 12
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News & Innovations

Vertical cabinets for storing completely assembled tools
If large, heavy tools are already assembled in the production area but are not yet needed on the machines, they should be stored away. Cabinet drawers with a maximum load-bearing capacity of 75 kg are not ideally suited for this. They often reach their limits when loaded with several completely assembled tools. Sometimes, on account of its length, the tool can only be stored horizontally and this presents a risk to the cutting edges. It’s with situations like these in mind that MAPAL has introduced the new UNIBASE-V expandable cabinet with up to four electronically lockable vertical drawers. Each of the automatically opening drawers has a maximum load-bearing capacity of 600 kg and is equipped with loadable tool holders designed according to the customer’s specifications. The vertical drawers are compatible with existing UNIBASE-M systems and are controlled via the master unit.
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Replaceable head reamer with optimised cooling
The optimised replaceable head reamer CPR500/510 offers an economic advantage in cast machining. For a significantly longer tool life, the solid carbide replaceable heads have an innovative CVD coating. This coating was developed by MAPAL especially for cast. An additional technical coup of the new development is optimised cooling using a sleeve. Due to the abrasiveness of the material, the issue of cooling is very important for cast machining – this is solved to a great extent by inner coolant supply and outlets directly at the cutting edges. However, there is a need for optimisation in the cooling of the contact point between the arc land chamfer and bore wall. Because of this MAPAL has further developed the design of the replaceable head so that it now has a sleeve attached behind the blades. The coolant is distributed by outlets at the sleeve end over the complete length of the cutting edges. In this way, the complete cutting edge and bore wall of the cast material are optimally cooled and lubricated.

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HPR400 plus – Clear cost-per-part savings due to no setting requirements and four cutting edges
Greater cost-effectiveness by means of efficient reconditioning was central to the development of the HPR400 reamers. The multi-bladed tools win over customers with their great cost-effectiveness thanks to faster application data and straight forward insert changing by the customer on-site. This is thanks to the extremely accurate insert seats. This does away with logistic costs completely - no need for transport to the manufacturer. WIP inventory and reconditioning costs are kept to a minimum.

To further improve cost-effectiveness working with large diameters, the indexable inserts in the HPR400 plus now come with four cutting edges instead of just one as previously. Thereby optimal use of the cutting material occurs. MAPAL’s exacting standards in technical production guarantee that the indexable inserts with four cutting edges are manufactured to that high precision that it can be turned or changed easily on location by the customer’s employees. Insert stock levels can be reduced as a result. Reconditioning costs and the subsequent cost-per-part are also further reduced.

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