Industrial Tooling Corp Optimum chip flow extends tool life
UK – The recently introduced line of inserts from ITC, the Widia Victory family, is said to provide a range of geometries and grades that deliver chip flow that results in smooth machining, improved efficiency and extended tool life.
ITC notes that for difficult-to-machine materials like Inconel in complex aerospace applications or cobalt-chromes and high-alloy stainless steels in medical applications, the Victory FS geometry is best suited - where surface finish and minimising part deflection are critical. Precision grinding, proprietary nose geometry and optimised edge treatment result in an insert that is claimed to retain its cutting edge with minimal heat generation and good chip breaking. The high rake angle reduces cutting forces.
The FS line is available with a WS10PT grade – a high-performance PVD series. This grade has a two-layer coating that is said to reduce depth-of-cut notching to increase productivity and consistency.