WIDIA Products Group

1600 Technology Way

Latrobe, PA 15650 US


As Seen In Modern Machine Shop

Widia Releases App for Access to Product Feeds, Speeds
Widia’s recently-launched Machining Central app provides calculators, product information and machining speeds for Widia tooling.

Widia Top Cut 4

Drilling Platform Performs Various Hole-Making Operations
The Top Cut 4 indexable drilling platform from Widia is designed for users that machine a broad assortment of products and need one drill for a variety of applications and workpiece materials.

Widia VSM490 shoulder milling platform

Double-Sided Shoulder Mills Achieve High Surface Quality
The VSM490 double-sided shoulder milling platform from Widia achieves true 90-degree shoulders and floors with high-quality surface finish for markets such as transportation and moldmaking.

Widia Victory VSM11 cutting platform

Cutting Platform Reduces Horsepower Draw
Widia’s Victory VSM11 platform includes cutter bodies and inserts designed for low-horsepower draw and free machining.

VariMill II ER End Mill

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.

Video: Mentees and Mentors Describe Manufacturing Careers
Video promoting manufacturing careers highlights young people who have chosen this work, and the plants and schools that employ and teach them.

Widia VariDrill multi-application drill

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.

Widia M270 and M370 inserts for high-feed milling

Inserts Boost High-Feed Milling Performance
Widia's M270 and M370 inserts are designed for high-feed milling.

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.

W Machine Works, San Fernando, California

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.

table of workpiece properties

A New Milling 101: Selecting Tool Materials and Coatings
Part 4. The emergence of new workpiece materials is driving the development of new cutting tool materials and tool coatings. These, in turn, are driving the development of new milling processes and techniques.

Face mill

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.

 Face milling

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 M6800 square-shoulder milling cutters

A New Milling 101: Cutter Design and Application Considerations
Part 2: Cutting tool geometry governs almost all design and application considerations related to various milling choices.

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.

Try Tweeting for a Tool?
Here is how Twitter will serve the metalworking industry.


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...

Turning Grades Boost Productivity, Lower Costs
High-performance Widia Victory turning grades are designed to deliver high productivity, improved surface finishes and longer tool life in steel and cast iron applications.

High-Performance Taps for Demanding Applications
Widia’s high-performance WIDIA-GTD HSS-E taps are designed for increased precision and productivity in thread-making applications.

Drill Combines Modular, Solid Carbide Characteristics
 Widia’s Victory Top Drill M1 modular drill, part of the company’s Victory platform of advanced milling, turning and hole making tools, is said to combine the economic benefits of modular drilling systems with the machining performance and hole quality of solid carbide tools.Available over a standard diameter range of 0.3150" to 0.8264" (8 to 20.99 mm) and at length-to-diameter ratios of 3×D and 5×D, drill bodies are available in either flanged-shank (metric) or round-shank (inch) configurations.

Product Categories of WIDIA Products Group

Boring Tools & Heads for Machining Centers
Burnishing, Honing & Lapping Tools
Chamfering Tools
Chucks, Collet Type (for Workholding)
Chucks, Precision
Chucks, Special
Clamps & Fixturing Devices
Collets, Solid and Master
Cut-Off Tools/Attachments
Die and Mold Components
Drill Chucks
End Mills
Facing Tools/Heads
Fixturing Systems
Gear Cutting Tools
Grinding Attachments & Accessories
Grooving Tools
Inserts, Indexable (Carbide, etc.) & Tool Inserts
Key Seating Tools
Mass Finishing Media & Compounds
Milling Cutters
Milling Heads/Attachments
Punching Tools/Dies
Thread Milling Cutters
Threading Tools
Threading Tools - Cutting
Threading Tools - Forming
Tool Repair, Coating & Treatment Services
Tool Storage & Handling Systems
Tooling Systems, Modular and/or Quick-Change
Training of All Types, Including Audiovisual/Internet

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