Designated as shallow-pitch roughing tools for high material removal rates in the aerospace industry, the Widia 4U50 and 4U80 series is available with four or six cutting edges. Also featured is harmonically designed flute geometry and the choice of a short cut length (4U50 series) for rigidity, or a regular cut length (4U80 series) with both enhanced cutting performance and stability when conducting heavy-duty roughing.
Complementing the 4U50 and 4U80 at MACH 2020 will be the extended Victory X-Feed (VXF) high-feed range of indexable milling cutters. Available in screw-on, cylindrical, Weldon and shell mill variants, the VXF demonstrates the ability to undertake face, 3D profile, pocket, contour, deep pocket, helical interpolation and Z-axis contour plunge milling. At MACH, ITC will be giving an exhibition debut to the VXF-07, VXF-09 and VXF-16 insert designations.
For 90° shoulder milling, ITC will once again introduce MACH visitors to the VSM platform and, in particular, the newly developed VSM11 and VSM17 helical cutters. The VSM11 and VSM17 are available in screw-on, Weldon, cylindrical, shell mill and M4000 cartridge-type milling cutters. Diameters can be offered from 16 to 315 mm. With aggressive ramping capability, an optimised chip gash and internal through-coolant supply, the VSM improves productivity, stability and performance when machining stainless steel and high-temperature alloys, says the company.
ITC will also be keen to draw the attention of exhibition visitors to the line of Widia turning products. For instance, another newly developed series making its MACH premiere will be the WGC series of grooving, profiling and parting-off tools. The WGC range is available with a variety of modular tool holders for grooving and profiling, with a selection of blade-type tool holders for parting operations.
To enhance grooving performance, ITC will showcase the precision moulded and ground WGC grooving inserts that demonstrate high side-load stability, easy indexing, improved seating stability and protective ‘horns’ to eliminate chip jamming.