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The VBGT-AL insert finish profiling an N1 aluminum cylindrical bar.

New Chipbreaker Insert for Machining Aluminum

July 7, 2022
The AL Geometry is a cost-effective, universal insert for medium to finish turning applications on aluminum and other non-ferrous materials.

WIDIA has added the AL Geometry insert to its ISO Turning portfolio, expanding its portfolio of affordable tooling for small- to medium-sized machine shops machining aluminum and non-ferrous 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 improves 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.

“The AL Geometry portfolio offers tooling versatility when machining different components and workpieces, while also providing more precise and reliable machining performance,” stated Anil Kumar, WIDIA global turning portfolio manager. “By focusing on both tooling performance and value, we’re helping our customers maximize their return on our products.”

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.

Learn more at www.widia.com

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