Widia Adding versatility to true 90° shoulder milling
USA – Widia's Victory Shoulder Mill (VSM) 17 platform cutter can be used for shoulder milling, profiling, face milling, slotting, ramping, helical interpolation, and circular interpolation, all while achieving true 90° shoulders, the company says.
According to Widia, the cutter is designed for low-horsepower draw and free machining, and delivers an effective one-two punch of reduced horsepower at the machine and higher speed and feed rates, resulting in more parts done per shift, the supplier explains.
VSM17 cutter bodies have an integral chip-gash design for chip evacuation along with a hardened-steel construction and hardened-pocket seats which provide high resistance to deformation, the company adds. Moreover, the cutter offers ramping capability up to 8.8° and a maximum depth cut of 16.45 mm.
VSM17 is available in shell mills, screw on cutters, cylindrical shank and Weldon shank end mills with internal air and coolant capability.