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Widia Inc.

1662 MacMillan Park Drive, Fort Mill, SC, 29707, US

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Machinery & Machining Tools

Solid-Carbide End Mill features eccentric relief design.

November 11, 2015

With 7-flute, eccentric relief design, VariMill III ER is engineered for high metal removal and extended tool life in demanding workpiece materials, such as titanium and stainless steel. True finishing end mill can take up to 30% radial engagement, enabling high-speed machining in high-strength alloys. Coating and proprietary pre- and post-coat treatment optimizes cutting edge consistency, while SAFE-LOCK™ option by Haimer eliminates pull-out risk, making assembly more stable and concentric. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Indexable Drill supports variety of operations and materials.

October 28, 2015

Suited for machining broad assortment of products, Top Cut 4™ is capable of through- and cross-holes, inclined entry/exit opportunity, 45° corner, half-cylindrical, concave, and chain drilling. Periphery and center inserts feature proprietary cutting profiles for optimized centering and workpiece penetration. Available in 0.473–2.5 in. diameters, drill has high-stability shank in lengths of 2XD, 3XD, 4XD, and 5XD. Cutter bodies are marked by deep helix angled flutes for efficient chip evacuation. Read More

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Shoulder Mill Platform provides true 90-degree walls.

October 19, 2015

Designed for low horsepower draw and free machining, VSM17 Platform provides cutters for shoulder milling, profiling, face milling, slotting, ramping, and helical/circular interpolation. Cutter bodies have integral chip gash design for chip evacuation along with hardened-steel construction and hardened pocket seats. VSM17 offers aggressive ramping capability up to 8.8° and max 0.642 in. depth of cut. With multiple corner radii and positive rake faces, inserts provide true 90° wall. Read More

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Milling Cutters achieve true 90 degree shoulder milling.

May 15, 2015

With 4 cutting edges and multiple corner nose radii available, VSM490-15 Inserts deliver true 90° shoulders and floors. Two insert geometries are available: MM (universal) for range of work materials; and ML (light) with sharper cutting edges for mild steels and stainless. Constructed of hardened-steel with hardened pocket seats for resistance to deformation, cutter bodies are made with tight tolerances to ensure minimum run-out and have integral chip gash design for chip evacuation. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

End Mills support multiple operations.

May 1, 2015

Consisting of 2- and 4-flute versions in square-end, chamfered-edge, and ball-nose configurations, VariMill GP End Mills are suitable for roughing, semi-finishing, and finishing in variety of materials, including aluminum, steels, stainless steels, and cast irons. General purpose tools feature 30° helix angle and eccentric relief, which provide strong edges and stability. Thick TiAlN coating contributes to extended tool life across milling, ramping, and slotting operations. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Collet Chuck holds near-perfect runout.

January 12, 2015

Suitable for milling, drilling, reaming, and tapping, High-Precision Collet Chuck maintains runout accuracies of 0.0001 in. at 3 x D. Thick chuck walls and strong outer form add rigidity and minimize vibration, while sealed-by-design precision collets, ranging from 6–20 mm or 0.24–0.79 in., optimize coolant delivery. Chuck is available with Safe-Lock™ pull-out protection from Haimer, which prevents tool from spinning or being pulled out of holder altogether under extreme machining conditions. Read More

Fasteners & Hardware

Turning Inserts ensure smooth machining.

October 24, 2014

Featuring Universal Roughing geometry, WIDIA Victory™ Inserts deliver optimized chip flow that results in smooth machining and extended tool life. WIDIA Victory FS geometry consists of ground, high positive design best used in finishing tasks where surface finish and minimized part deflection are critical. Inserts handle difficult-to-machine materials like Inconel and Rene in complex aerospace applications or cobalt-chromes and high-alloy stainless steels for precise medical applications. Read More

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High-Torque Universal Hydraulic Chuck suits rotating applications.

October 22, 2014

With front wall cross-section thickness that lends to compact and stable design, HydroForce™ HT maximizes tool life, workpiece surface quality, and production flexibility. Rigidity optimizes cutting parameters and results. With vibration dampening, runout is 3 microns at 2X dia overhang, and balance quality of G2.5 is achieved at speeds up to 25,000 rpm. Direct clamping is available for 0.75 and 1.5 in. dia, and reducer sleeves are applied for all other diameters. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Turning Inserts maximize performance over wide materials range.

October 3, 2014

Delivering chip flow that promotes smooth machining, efficiency, and tool life, WIDIA Victory™ turning inserts include Universal Roughing (UR) geometry with optimized chip breaker and rake profile design without inflection points. Several grades are available. Available in PVD grade, FS geometry has ground, high positive design with precision grinding, proprietary nose geometry, and optimized edge treatment. Rake angle reduces cutting forces as well as built-up edge. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Universal Hydraulic Chuck suits all rotating applications.

September 30, 2014

With thick front wall cross-section, HydroForce HT™ provides rigidity necessary for optimized cutting parameters. Chuck achieves G2.5 balance quality at speeds up to 25,000 rpm, and features vibration dampening to enable runout of 3 microns at 2X diameter overhang. Direct clamping is available for 0.75 and 1.5 in. diameters, and reducer sleeves are applied for all other diameters. Chuck is suited for milling, drilling, reaming, and other rotating applications. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Milling Grade is suited for machining cast iron.

April 30, 2014

Designed for extended tool life, WK15CM WIDIA Victory™ grade is available for face mills, shoulder mills, and copy mills. Fine-grained alumina layer promotes wear resistance by optimizing coating integrity at elevated speeds, while post-coat treatment increases cutting edge toughness by improving coating stress. This helps fight thermal cracking and coating flaking. Furthermore, cutting edges are micro-polished to lessen cutting forces and friction and workpiece sticking. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Fasteners & Hardware

Grooving/Cut-Off System offers plunging and turning geometry.

September 18, 2013

Providing precise insert positioning and overall system rigidity, WMT™ Grooving and Cut-off System is available with PH geometry, designed for plunging and turning in materials harder than 35 HRC or in heavily interrupted cuts across broad range of work materials such as steel, stainless steel, aluminum, cast iron, and high-temperature alloys. PH WMT insert has 90° top and bottom clamping design, rigid cutting edges, and positive geometry. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Turning Grades are designed for productivity, reliability.

January 18, 2013

Comprising 10 grades and 14 geometries, WIDIA™ Victory™ turning solutions promote productivity across steel, stainless steel, cast iron, and specialty alloy applications. Coating technologies lend to maximized wear resistance as well as speed and/or feed capabilities. To reduce depth of cut notching and extend tool life, additional post-coat treatment promotes cutting-edge toughness. Products are ground after coating to provide secure seating surface. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

End Mill Pullout Protection System increases reliability.

November 27, 2012

Accommodating round-shanked cutting tools, SAFE-LOCK™ system by Haimer GmbH pull-out-protection and adapter system enhances security in heavy-duty cutting. Positive locking and concentric accuracy of less than 0.00012 in. increase process reliability, cutting tool life, and productivity. Helical grooves ground into tool shank, together with respective pin drivers in holder, prevent tool from spinning or being pulled out of holder under extreme machining conditions. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

End Mill is designed for center cutting.

November 6, 2012

VariMill II ER™ end mill features eccentric relief with edge strength supporting high feeds and metal removal rates. SAFE-LOCK™, available on tools with greater than ½ in. dia, provides optimal stability while eliminating pull out. Unit is engineered with 5 unequally spaced flutes. It can be used for titanium or stainless steel machining and is capable of slotting, ramping, and plunging. Read More

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Milling Inserts have 12 cutting edges, anti-rotation feature.

October 23, 2012

Optimizing performance for roughing to semi-finishing applications, M200™ series includes 3 geometries designed for multiple milling tasks: ML for stainless steel and high-temp alloys; MM for general purpose milling, including steel; and MH for heavy applications, such as cast iron and high-strength steels. Available milling grades include WK15PM, WP25PM, WU35PM, and WP35CM, while internally cooled tool bodies come in screw-on, Weldon®, cylindrical, and shell mill styles. Read More

Fasteners & Hardware

High-Feed Milling Inserts work on range of materials.

December 27, 2011

Based on WIDIA-Hanita(TM) X-Feed(TM) geometry, WIDIA(TM) M270(TM) Series features 2 contact faces in V-shaped pocket design to promote secure, rigid insert clamping and accurate positioning. Grade TN2505(TM) exhibits wear resistance in materials to 60 HRc, TN6540(TM) exhibits additional toughness, and TN6525(TM) suits dry-machining applications in steel. Also available, WIDIA M370(TM) Series offers double-sided, high-feed concept with 6 cutting edges for steel, stainless steel, and cast-iron milling. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Multi-Purpose Drill works with wide range of materials.

October 14, 2011

Featuring advanced VDS point geometry, VariDrill(TM) minimizes chipping on cutting edge and delivers extended tool life across range of materials, including steels, stainless steels, cast irons, non-ferrous materials, and high-temperature alloys. Its point and flute design enables chips to roll smoothly, minimizing friction, heat, jamming, and scratching. Available in 3XD, 5XD, and 8XD lengths as well as coolant-through and solid options, VariDrill provides optimum hole finish. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Solid-Carbide Drills are optimized for deep hole applications.

March 30, 2011

Available with 15XD, 20XD, 25XD, and 30XD length ratios, WIDIA-Rubig(TM) deep-hole drills come in 3.0-13.0 mm diameters and do not require special drivers or guide bushings. Products can also be used in machining centers and are engineered to enhance material removal rate, hole quality, and cycle times. With 132° cone-point geometry, drills provide thrust and centering ability that lend to hole quality. Also, 4-margin design improves stability in cut. Read More

Portable Tools, Machinery & Machining Tools

Powder-Metal Taps are built for demanding applications.

June 28, 2010

Designed for precision tapping applications in steel and stainless steel, WIDIA-GTD(TM) HSS-E taps feature powder-metal substrate with high levels of cobalt content for optimal heat resistance and extended tool life. Manufactured to ANSI and DIN standards, taps feature precision h6 shanks for use with conventional tap holders with square drive or precision round tool holders. Choices include 15° left-hand helix for tapping through holes or 45° right-hand helix for blind holes. Read More

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