Widia M6800 Tooling Expansion

(LATROBE, PA) -- The latest additions to the M6800 series of milling tools from Widia are aimed at increasing the productivity of aluminum milling for users and expanding the company’s shell mill body line with new metric sizes.

The M6800 product line is engineered for high cutting speeds and feed rates with reduced cutting forces, and offers industry-leading productivity in 90° shoulder-milling applications. The tools are applicable over a wide range of ramping, slotting, square shoulder, and face-milling operations in the general engineering, aerospace, die/mold, and power-generation industries.

New M6800 inserts for aluminum milling generate less vibration than competitive tools, resulting in improved surface and wall finishes with fewer “steps” on vertical walls, due to being peripherally ground with a polished rake face and material-specific geometry.
The expanded range of metric cutter bodies, all with a hard nickel coating for resistance to chip buildup, offers more choice for the most demanding applications.

Also new are inserts for M6800S cutter bodies with 0.8mm (0.031-inch) radius. These new 7mm inserts are stronger than competitive offerings, allowing greater productivity without sacrificing machining reliability.