An expanded TFE face mill series with adjustable pockets virtually eliminates axial runout

Iwaki, Dec. 2017 – Tungaloy is expanding its TFE series, a long-running range of face milling cutters for finishing applications, to incorporate bodies with insert adjustable pockets, achieving near zero axial runout for superior surface finishing results.

In addition to productivity, the TFE cutters are engineered for precision in face milling. The TFE series carries a wide spectrum of coated and uncoated insert grades, geometries, and cutting edge preparations for superior surface finishing potential and burr-free edges on the workpieces.

In response to heightening demands for precision finish, the TFE series now features adjustable pockets to eliminate axial runout of the inserts. The screw and wedge located right beneath each insert pocket are used to axially adjust the insert heights to a tolerance of ±0.065 mm (±0.0026”). This allows not only better surface quality on the workpieces, but also to uniform the wear progression on all the inserts in the cutter, thus facilitating the insert life management.

The new adjustable cutters use existing TFE inserts which are available in a wide range of grades and geometries for a variety of materials and applications:  coated carbide grade AH120 for steel and cast iron, AH140 for stainless steel, DS1100 with chipbreakers for non-ferrous materials; cermet grade NS740 for steel; uncoated KS05F grade for non-ferrous applications; and DX140, a PCD-tipped format for a non-ferrous, high parameter solution.

The standard cutter bodies are available in the bore (shell mill) style only, with outer diameters of ø80 mm (3.15”), ø100 mm (4”), and ø125 mm (5”). Specials are available upon request.


  • Features:
    • Single-sided, four cutting edged inserts (existing TFE inserts)
    • Axially adjustable insert pockets with a tolerance of ±0.065 mm (±0.0026”)


  • Total items to be added: 6 cutter bodies