ITC Extends Aluminium Turning Line


For medium to finish turning applications on aluminium and other non-ferrous materials, Industrial Tooling Corporation (ITC) now introduces the new WIDIA aluminium AL geometry ISO turning insert. The new cost-effective, universal solution expands the ISO Turning portfolio, strengthening its broad offering of affordable tooling solutions for small to medium-sized machine shops.

Ideal for machining aluminium and non-ferrous materials, the AL geometry insert is offered in two grades for increased machining versatility. The two new additions are an uncoated microfine carbide WU10HT grade and the WU05PT PVD AlTiN coated grade. Each grade is available in all popular styles, including C, D, R, T, and V inserts to increase customer options.

In addition to enhanced product versatility from multiple grades and style offerings, the AL geometry insert offers a highly polished rake face that improves chip flow. The periphery ground insert also features a sharp cutting edge to increase overall tooling precision and reduce cutting forces. Reliable tooling performance means that customers can dedicate more time to machining and less time to post-machining deburring operations caused by built-up edges.

Commenting upon the new arrival, Anil Kumar, the WIDIA Global Turning Portfolio Manager says: “The AL geometry portfolio offers tooling versatility when machining different components and workpieces, while also providing more precise and reliable machining performance. By focusing on both tooling performance and value, we are helping our customers maximise their return on our products.”

Versatile, reliable, and cost-effective – the AL geometry is a universal solution for customers seeking to lower cutting forces, extend tool life and generate greater tooling productivity when machining a variety of non-ferrous workpiece materials such as aluminium.

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