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Chipbreaker for Machining Aluminum

The AL Geometry insert portfolio offers multiple grades and styles, improving product versatility

WIDIA has added an AL Geometry to its ISO turning portfolio, broadening its tooling solutions designed for small to medium sized shops machining aluminum and nonferrous materials.

The AL Geometry insert is offered in two grades for increased machining versatility: an uncoated microfine carbide WU10HT grade and the 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.

In addition to enhanced product versatility from multiple grade and style offerings, the AL Geometry insert offers additional benefits. A highly polished rake face is designed to improve chip flow, resulting in shorter set-up times due to less manual retrieval of chips following each cut. The periphery ground insert also features 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," said a company spokesperson.

"The AL Geometry portfolio offers tooling versatility when machining different components and workpieces, while also providing more precise and reliable machining performance," said Anil Kumar, WIDIA Global Turning Portfolio Manager. "By focusing on both tooling performance and value, we are helping our customers maximize their return on our products."

Orders for AL inserts and other WIDIA metalcutting tooling can be placed through any WIDIA authorized distribution partner.

For more information contact:

WIDIA Products Group

1600 Technology Way

P.O. Box 231

Latrobe, PA 15650


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