The Anatomy of an End Mill for Titanium
Titanium is often characterized as a “challenging workpiece material.” Certainly, machining this material is a challenge to milling machines, cutting tools and workholding accessories that are suitable for machining more common materials such as mild steel, cast iron or aluminum.
Multi-Application Drill Extends Tool Life
The Widia VariDrill multi-application drill is engineered to extend tool life across a range of materials, including steels, stainless steels, cast iron, nonferrous material and high-temperature alloys.
Ultra 4 Race Car on Display
WIDIA (Booth W-1452) is announcing its sponsorship of David Buchberger’s Ultra 4 Unlimited Class racer for the 2012-2013 season and has his car on display in the booth.
Deep-Hole Drills Increase Throughput
In applications ranging to 30×D, solid-carbide Widia-Rubig deep-hole drills are said to remove between three and four times more metal than gun drills.
A New Milling 101: What Customers Demand
Part 5. For W Machine Works in San Fernando, a custom variation of the WIDIA-Hanita VariMILL II solid end mill proved especially effective in roughing and semi-finishing applications in stainless steels, high-temp alloys, nickel- and carbon-based alloys, and titanium.
A New Milling 101: What Milling Is, Then and Now (Plus a Glossary of Milling Terms)
Part 1: Greater understanding of milling tools, what they can accomplish, and the optimum circumstances in which to employ them, is always valuable. The continuing development in milling tools in the face of changing customer requirements, advanced workpiece materials, and the constant need to improve productivity while reducing costs make this even more important today.
A New Milling 101: Milling Forces and Formulas
Part 3. The forces involved in the milling process can be quantified, thus allowing mathematical tools to predict and control these forces. Formulas for calculating these forces accurately make it possible to optimize the quality (and the profitability) of milling operations.
Widia Sponsors No. 1 Chevrolet
On April 3, the No. 1 Bass Pro Shops/McDonald’s Chevrolet will become the No. 1 Widia Chevrolet as the Latrobe, Pennsylvania-based cutting tool manufacturer makes its NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) debut.
Widia Finalizes Brand Migration Efforts
Widia Products Group (Latrobe, Pennsylvania), unveiled at EMO 2009, recently completed the consolidation of the MetCut and MetalRemoval tool brands, which are now known as Widia-MetCut and Widia-MetalRemoval, respectively.
Last Glance at IMTS 2010
It would be impossible to cover all of the key exhibitors at IMTS 2010—even if every booth got merely a quick glance. However, the editors of MMS did get glimpses of some interesting technologies exhibited at the show...