ITC Takes Milling Performance to the XTreme
To deliver the ultimate milling performance for the aerospace, energy and power generation and general subcontract sectors, Industrial Tooling Corporation (ITC) has now introduced the Widia Hanita VariMill XTREME. The new addition to the solid end milling brand that is devoted to delivering high-performance tools is a significant advancement upon its predecessors from the iconic VariMill Series.
The VariMill XTREME has been engineered to excel in a variety of aggressive machining conditions through its innovative product design that uses key features from the already-successful VariMill I, enhancing chip evacuation and corner stability to exceed performance expectations on a wide range of materials. VariMill XTREME customers will benefit from a reduction in the number of passes it takes to finish components credit to its higher productivity levels as well as a versatility that sees this new range offer the ability to machine a broad range of materials in challenging conditions. This will certainly reduce tool inventory requirements.
Perfect for machining a broad range of materials such as steel, stainless steel, cast iron and superalloys, the VariMill XTREME exceeds performance and tool life expectations in a variety of operations that includes ramping, slotting, plunging, drilling, helical interpolation and dynamic milling. This makes the Widia VariMill XTREME the perfect all-rounder for your business.
The impressive 4-flute solid carbide end mill is offered with a choice of geometries that include a square-end, sharp edges, chamfers and corner radii designs. This choice permits end users to exceed all previous machining expectations, especially when working with aggressive cutting parameters. This is a credit to a design that incorporates a multitude of geometry advancements. The advancements include a 4-asymmetrical divided flute and variable helix angle that work in tandem to reduce vibration and harmonic impact, subsequently improving surface finishes and tool life. This is complemented by a twisted end-face that improves edge and corner stability. The twisted end-face significantly enhances ramping and helical machining capabilities beyond that of competitor product lines.
To maximise stability in the most extreme conditions, the VariMill XTREME has a parabolic core that reduces deflection and the risk of tool breakage. Furthermore, this new addition to the ITC solid carbide range has a non-linear gash profile that excels with chip evacuation and provides higher ramping and Z-axis machining capabilities.
Available with straight and weldon shanks, the VariMill XTREME is available in diameters from 3 to 25mm with the facility of side milling at a depth of 1.5XD and a maximum slotting depth of 1.25XD. The new end mills are available in 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20 and 25mm diameters and are suitable for all materials in the ISO P, M, K, S and H categories. Imperial dimensions and custom solutions are also available upon request. For engineers that want the ultimate in machining performance and flexibility without having to compromise on tool life and longevity, the new VariMill XTREME is a game-changer.