Achieve True 90° Shoulder Milling with High-Performance WIDIA VSM11(TM) Platform

Excellent cutting and tool life promise big advantages for job shops

WIDIA Victory VSM11 cutter and inserts.

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 it should have the performance and working life that make it an economical win for present and future production tasks.

This ideal product is the new VSM11 platform from WIDIA. "VSM11's versatility and a wide breadth of offering is specifically engineered and optimized to provide higher productivity for job shops" says Adarsh Sowcar, global product manager, indexable milling. Designed for low horsepower draw and free machining, the VSM11 delivers an effective one-two punch of reduced horsepower at the machine and higher speed and feed rates that get jobs done faster.

VSM11 cutter bodies have an integral chip gash design for excellent chip evacuation along with hardened-steel construction and hardened pocket seats for improved resistance to deformation. They are available in shell, screw on, cylindrical shank, and Weldon shank models with internal air and coolant capability.

VSM11 11-mm insert has an optimized cutting edge and positive rake face that provides a true 90-degree wall while concurrently reducing cutting forces and providing excellent, stepless surface finishes. Six WIDIA Victory™ grades and five geometries make up a well-rounded portfolio of first-choice recommendations covering multiple material types and machining tasks.

There are many things for job shops to like about VSM1. One offering can accomplish 90-degree shoulder milling, full slotting, 3D pocket milling, circular contour milling ID and OD, helical interpolation and ramping into full material. Add to that reduced cutting forces and improved free-cutting action and the result is phenomenal hours of improved tool life. VSM11 are high-performance tools that do more of what job shops need done.

A VSM11 Starter Kit of four cutter bodies and WIDIA Victory grade WP40PM covering roughing to finishing, is available by contacting your WIDIA distributor. For more information, visit

WIDIA Victory VSM11 Starter kit.

WIDIA-brand products and services have defined innovation in the metalcutting industry for more than 80 years — from the world's first patent for carbide indexable inserts to the development of the world's first coated grades. The WIDIA brand offers a complete portfolio of precision-engineered products and custom solution services. With thousands of milling, turning, holemaking, and tooling systems products available through a worldwide network of authorized distributor partners, you'll find everything you need from one single source.

To locate a WIDIA distributor, contact: WIDIA Products Group 800-979-4342 or visit our website

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