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ITC introduce new Widia end mills series

The VariMill range of end mills has been one of the standout performers in the industry for several years with Widia continually evolving the industry’s most dynamic range of end mills for high performance machining.

Now, the VariMill series has been improved once again with the arrival of the new VariMill Chip Splitter range that is available from Industrial Tooling Corporation (ITC).

Designed for dynamic milling, ramping, helical interpolating and side milling at high speeds and feed rates, the new VariMill Chip Splitter series from ITC delivers exceptional chip control that allows the tool to run with a longer axial depth of cut while productively diving into deep pockets in steel, stainless steel and high-temperature alloys.

Suitable for cutting materials ISO groups P, M, K, S and H, the new series is a genuine high-performance tool that delivers exceptional material removal rates.

Presented as a 5-flute solid carbide end mill that is available in WIDIA’s WP15PE and WS15PE carbide grades, the new VariMill Chip Splitter has features incorporated that improve chip evacuation by breaking the chips into the smallest possible segments.

This simplifies swarf removal from the work area and it significantly improves cutting speeds and feeds when processing small pockets up to 5XD or when machining at full depth of cut.

The 5-flute end mills are available with a straight or Weldon shank in 3XD or 5XD variants. The straight shank 3XD end mills are available in 10, 12 and 16mm diameters with the Weldon shank designation also offering a 20mm diameter variant. The 3XD tools have a flute length from 32 to 60mm with an overall length of 80 to 125mm.

Similarly, the 5XD plain shank variant is available from 10 to 20mm diameter with the Weldon shank also offering an 8mm diameter variant. The exceptionally robust geometry with a thick core and ultra-tough micro-grain carbide substrate as well as a 0.3mm corner radius – all combine to deliver astounding tool life and longevity.