WIDIA (Latrobe, PA) has added an AL Geometry to its ISO Turning portfolio, strengthening its offering of tooling solutions for small to medium sized machine shops, machining aluminum and non-ferrous materials.
The AL Geometry insert is offered in two grades:
- Uncoated microfine carbide WU10HT grade
- PVD AlTiN coated grade, WU05PT
Each grade is available in all popular styles, including C, D, R, T, and V inserts to increase customer tooling options.
The AL Geometry insert offers additional benefits:
- A highly polished rake face improves chip flow, resulting in shorter set up times due to less manual retrieval of chips following each cut.
- A sharper cutting edge to increase overall tooling precision and reduce cutting forces.
Reliable tooling performances means customers can dedicate more time to machining and less time to post-machining deburring operations because of the reduction in built-up edge.
The AL Geometry is the universal solution for customers seeking lower cutting forces, extended tool life and greater tooling productivity when machining a variety of non-ferrous workpiece materials, particularly aluminum.
Orders for new AL inserts and other WIDIA metal cutting tooling can be placed through any WIDIA authorized distribution partner.