ITC Introduces Next Generation In Versatile Milling

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Industrial Tooling Corporation (ITC) has now introduced a new solid end milling platform that offers an affordable series of cutting tools that demonstrate performance and reliability in steel, stainless steel and cast iron applications. The new WIDIA WCE solid carbide end milling platform delivers a cost-effective solution with high performance and reliability to suit small to medium machine shops.

The release of the WCE platform initial features the new WCE4, a versatile four-flute geometry that combines advanced, high-performance features with a brand new, grade that is offered at a highly competitive price. “With its new design, the WCE4 delivers the next generation of versatile end mills to help manufacturers be more productive and efficient. The WCE4 is an attractively priced tool for small-to-medium shop floors where reliability and consistent tool life are high priorities,” said Tamir Sherif, Solid End Milling Global Portfolio Manager at WIDIA.

Two key features of the new series that is now available in the UK from ITC, are its asymmetrical pitch and variable helix. The asymmetrical pitch eradicates the harmonic effect of the tool to reduce vibration, enhance swarf evacuation and prolong tool life. Likewise, the variable helix geometry further reduces vibration to permit heavy cutting whilst improving surface finishes, tool life and overall stability. The new WCE4 also introduces a new grade, the WU20PE. This versatile new grade provides exceptional versatility, giving the new end mills the facility to perform extremely well on steel, stainless steel and cast-iron as well as on high-temperature alloys and hardened material applications. The design features, coupled with the four-flute geometry, deliver an end mill with reliable performance and application versatility – even in demanding operations such as full slotting and heavy cutting scenarios. The new variable helix end mills are available in diameters from 3 to 20mm and are ideal for shoulder milling, slotting, helical milling, ramping, plunge milling and 3D profiling.

The WCE platform includes four-flute square-end and ball nose end mills with both straight and Weldon shanks available in both metric and imperial dimensions. To provide complete flexibility to manufacturers, the new WCE4 series is also available with corner radii and a necked shank to provide engineers additional reach when machining deep cavities, slots and complex forms. Later in 2022, ITC and Widia will be introducing the new WCE5 five-flute geometry end mills. For further details, please contact ITC.