Mills suit roughing, semi-finishing, and finish machining.

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ValMILL(TM) V490 Series square-shoulder face mills have 90° geometry that enables multitask cutting for applications such as shoulder milling, slot and channel milling, edge trimming, and face or surface milling. Three coated grades of inserts include 2 multi-layer PVD TiAIN/TiN coatings and TiN/A1203/TiCN MTCVD for tough machining. Mill sizes available are 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, and 6 in. dia with insert numbers ranging from 4 on 2 in. dia to 10 inserts for 6 in. size.



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New Valenite Valmill(TM) V490 Face Mills Offer Versatile Performance and Economy



True 90° square shoulder milling makes these cutters ideal for roughing, semi-finishing and finishing applications on a variety of workpiece materials.

The Valenite line up of cutters and insert combinations has a new performance workhorse-the ValMILL(TM) V490 Series of square shoulder face mills. The square, 90° geometry allows for multi-task cutting, including roughing, semi-finishing and finish machining for applications such as shoulder milling, slot and channel milling, edge trimming and face or surface milling. The cutters' unique design delivers smooth cutting action on a variety of materials for contouring, slotting, plunge cuts, drilling and cavity milling.

The design also provides superior chip evacuation properties for longer tool life and part surface finishes, and incorporates quick insert index/changeover capabilities. Performance versatility is further enhanced by the cutters' low horsepower requirements that can allow machines to operate at optimum metal removal rates.

The ValMILL(TM) V490 Series uses Valenite inserts that feature a four-cutting edge design that helps maximize tooling economies. Three coated grades of inserts include two (VP5020 and VP5040) multi-layer PVD TiAIN/TiN coatings and a TiN/A1203/TiCN MTCVD (VP5135) for tough machining. Two distinct top-form geometries make these cutters ideal for use with steels, stainless steels, cast irons, high-temperature alloys and in applications involving
aluminum and other non-ferrous materials. Insert mounting is secured using the advanced Torx Plus® locking screw and driver system.

There are six VaMILL(TM) V490 face mill sizes available-2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, and 6-inch diameters with insert numbers ranging from four on the 2-inch diameter to 10 inserts for the 6-inch size.

As with all Valenite products, the ValMILL(TM) V490 Square Shoulder Mills are backed by the company's top-rated Customer Service for ordering, pricing and delivery scheduling, plus a Technical Support staff offering continuously updated product and application data, and recommendations to optimize metal cutting productivity.

Valenite, headquartered in Madison Heights, Michigan with sales and service operations worldwide, is one of the largest suppliers of industrial cutting tools in the world. The company
offers a complete line of standard and special indexable-insert turning, milling, grooving, threading, boring and drilling products to a variety of industries. Its product line also includes the VALCOOL® line of cutting fluids. In addition, special high-production tooling for custom machining systems is produced under the MODCO® name and a full range of inline, process and bench gaging systems is produced under the GAGING Systems name.

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