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WIDIATM has added an AL Geometry to its ISO Turning portfolio, strengthening its broad offering of affordable tooling solutions for small to medium sized machine shops, machining aluminum and non-ferrous materials. The AL Geometry insert is offered in two grades for increased machining versatility: an uncoated microfine carbide WU10HT grade and…
The WCE platform includes four-flute, square-end and ball nose end mills with both straight and Weldon shanks and is available in both metric and inch dimensions. The WCE5 five-flute geometry will be released later in 2022. Orders for the WCE4 end mill, as well as other WIDIA metal cutting tooling, can be placed through WIDIA authorized…
This high-performance end mill is designed with non-overlapping chip splitters along the flute cutting edges. The result is more efficient MRR, while maintaining the ability to make finishing passes. The unequally spaced design feature allows each sequential cutting edge to remove any remaining material left by the chip splitter of the previous…
The drill´s »X»-shaped pocket, and tapered seat provide stability in challenging applications while making it easy to change out the insert without disassembling the body from the holder. These key design features reduce unstable cutting conditions experienced with other drills commonly available in the market today, while enabling higher…
WIDIA has announced a special collaboration with H. Gerstner & Sons to bring two shop originals together in a limited-edition H. Gerstner & Sons tool chest. H. Gerstner & Sons has been recognized for more than 100 years as the manufacturer of iconic tool chests designed to store journeyman’s tools and precision measuring tools.
WIDIA has created an app to quickly access machining speeds and feeds for WIDIA tooling without interrupting production. The newly released Machining Central app scans the WIDIA product bar code or searches the tool’s corresponding order number or an ANSI or ISO catalog number to automatically generate product information and availability along…
WS40PM’s cobalt-rich substrate provides robust fatigue resistance and edge integrity, while the multiphase AlTiN-TiN PVD coating reduces tool wear, making it suitable for a range of high-temp steel alloys, austenitic and PH stainless steels, nickel-based superalloys such as Hastelloy and Nitronic, and titanium.
WIDIA’s Top Ream platform covers the majority of hole finishing needs, with diameters up to 42 mm (1.65 in.) and a range of edge preps and geometries available. The three keys to hole quality are diametral accuracy, form and position, and surface finish.
The new Top Cut 4 indexable drilling platform from WIDIA is targeted to end users that machine a broad assortment of products and need one drill for a variety of drilling applications and workpiece materials. 
VariMill GP (General Purpose) is the latest in WIDIA's "Vari" family of tools, which extends to VariDrill and VariTap.
The new VSM490 double-sided shoulder milling platform from WIDIA offers an advantage for achieving true 90-degree shoulders and floors with superior surface finish.
WIDIA says manufacturers of high-precision components (aerospace, transportation, die and mold, general engineering, and many more) wage a constant battle between producing high-tolerance parts and a "we-have-to-have-it-tomorrow" reality. WIDIA is announcing a significant new weapon to bring shops closer to victory, a universal, high-…
As a job-shop owner, how would you describe an ideal, go-to tool? Certainly, it should be a high-performance tool that can cover multiple functions such as shoulder milling, slotting, pocket milling, ramping and helical interpolation. All inserts are available in the latest WIDIA Victory grades for a variety of workpiece materials. And naturally…
WIDIA recognizes the foundation for successful machining is built on rock-solid reliability and performance, which is why the company is introducing HydroForce, a new high-performance, high-torque universal hydraulic chuck.
WIDIA has a saying: "Extreme Challenges — Extreme Results." In the future of what some have coined Industry 4.0, extreme opportunities exist in the digital integration of tooling data and knowledge to the shop floor. Extreme results are possible through integrating accurate, complete tool data, rules, and application knowledge…
Shops turning a wide range of materials face extreme challenges daily. They know that the most efficient machining means finding the "sweet spot." Too slow may increase attention to detail but also increase opportunities from speedier competitors. Accelerating speeds and feeds may actually lower efficiency if you're using up tooling…
Cutting tests for WK15CM, the newest WIDIA Victory grade for cast-iron milling, are showing up to 40 percent longer tool life, according to WIDIA.
Manufacturers, especially job shops, know better than most the pressures of ever-increasing customer demands and the equally demanding requirements to control costs. Multi-purpose tools have been one method many shops use to bridge the gap — excellent in certain materials and "good enough" in others to get the job done. Field…
Job shops around the world may have business and customer requirements unique to each company, but concerns on how to improve costs and secure more business are common to all. "Shops want more performance options, and at the same time don't want multiple, job- or material-specific tooling solutions tying up their inventory," says…
With positive feedback from pre-launch customers, new high-performance WIDIA Victory turning grades reportedly deliver increased productivity with improved surface finishes and longer tool life across steel, stainless steel, cast irons, and specialty alloys.
WIDIA can now offer customers the SAFE-LOCK system by Haimer.
Born from the success of WIDIA's VariMill I and VariMill II end mills, the VariMill II ER end mill offers the performance of its predecessors but with features that enhance stability.
WIDIA has announced the M200 copy mill as its latest addition to the WIDIA Victory line of tooling.
Successful high-feed milling is characterized as using small depths of cut at high federates per tooth, with the result being higher metal-removal rates and increased productivity. As opposed to traditional milling, high-feed milling generates lower radial cutting forces, making it an attractive concept for roughing, copy milling, profile milling…
From its advanced VDS point geometry designed to reduce chipping on the cutting edge to its precision shank engineered for low runout, the WIDIA VariDrill is a new multi-application drill engineered to deliver acceptable hole finish and extended tool life across a wide range of materials, including in steels, stainless steels, cast irons, non-…
In deep-hole drilling applications up to 30XD, new solid-carbide WIDIA-Rubig deep-hole drills reportedly remove between three and four times the metal compared to gun drills, in addition to delivering excellent hole quality and cycle times.
Widia has added tool bodies and inserts to its Victory M1200 series for facemilling steel, stainless steel, high-strength steel, cast iron and nonferrous materials.
Where applications demand precise thread quality and improved threadmaking productivity, Widia offers its new high-performance WIDIA-GTD HSS-E taps.
The WIDIA Victory Top Drill M1 modular drills feature a solid coupling for consistent performance from insert to insert and easy insert change on the machine because of a front-clamping mechanism.
Chris Merlin, director of portfolio commercialization for the WIDIA Products Group, visited with Cutting Tool Engineering Publisher Don Nelson during IMTS 2016 to discuss the company's 90-year milestone and latest technology, including the VariMill Modular System, the VariTap and the features of the NOVO app.
Milling metals hardened to 52 HRC and harder with solid-carbide cutters doesn’t require a heavy-duty, high-performance machine tool when a machinist employs trochoidal milling and applies cutting tools with an appropriate substrate, coating and geometries.
For milling, drilling, or tapping, VariMill™, VariDrill™ and VariTap™ deliver high performance and real economy! Extreme challenges are daily fare for job shops. To address the unique needs of job shop customers and the distributors who serve them, the WIDIA Vari family of tools is specifically engineered to be versatile, easy to choose, easy to…

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IBC announces that WIDIA Products Group, Latrobe, Pennsylvania, has joined the IBC industrial buying group as a preferred supplier. WIDIA is a leading manufacturer of precision metalcutting tools utilized in CNC machining operations.