Extending the capabilities of its milling portfolio, Industrial Tooling Corporation
(ITC) has now expanded the VSM890-12 face and shoulder milling series from Widia.
Hailed as one of the very few eight-edged double-sided milling lines with genuine 90deg milling, the VSM890-12 has been enhanced with the arrival of new MM insert geometry.
The high-performance milling line generates superior metal removal rates on a complete range of materials when conducting face, shoulder, Z-axis and contour plunging and 100% radial engagement slotting.
This operational diversity is a credit to the availability of a coarse, medium or fine pitch insert density that corresponds with a new pocket seat design that enhances stability and rigidity during roughing applications.
To achieve this performance in a wide range of materials, Widia has developed three insert geometries. The ALP geometry has been developed as the first-choice grade and geometry for the machining of nonferrous materials and this is complemented by the ML inserts for the semi-finish and finish machining of stainless steel.
However, to extend the capabilities of the VSM 890-12 to a wider audience, Widia has now introduced the new MM insert designation. This new grade is a general-purpose insert that is perfect for material types from steel and stainless to iron, super-alloys and hard materials.
The ability to cater to this expansive range of materials is a credit to the unique insert geometry, substrate and innovative new coating that have all been developed by Widia.
The new VSM890 series is available with a 32mm diameter Weldon end mill configuration while the shell mill tool bodies are available in diameters from 40 up to 250mm with a cartridge face mill providing a 315mm diameter. The most impressive feature of the WSM890 is its true 90deg cutting for wall and step milling.
With an integrated wiper facet and super-positive rake design on the inserts, the VSM890 generates exceptional surface finishes and an efficient and smooth cutting action for low-powered machines.