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WNT brings cutting tool updates and applications knowledge to Subcon


The double-sided 90º shoulder milling system 4910 from WNT enables an exact 90º cut with 8 usable cutting edges per insert

Subcon 2016, which takes place at the National Exhibition Centre over the 7–9 June, is the ideal opportunity for exhibitors and visitors, alike, to catch up with the latest cutting tool developments from WNT (UK), which is exhibiting as part of the BTMA pavilion at the show.

With small to medium sized businesses at the core of WNT’s customer base the Subcon show provides a perfect platform to promote the benefits available from its wide range of cost-effective, highly efficient, precision cutting tools, workholding and tool vending systems combined with a market leading level of customer service. Visitors to the WNT stand can put all of this to the test. “We welcome the opportunity for visitors to bring us their machining challenges, we will be happy to discuss optimum cutting tool solutions with them and explain how WNT is an ideal partner for their day-to-day cutting tool requirements,” says Adrian Fitts, WNT (UK)’s Business Development Manager.

Focus of the WNT stand will be the newly introduced indexable insert ranges, which feature WNT’s Dragonskin coating technology that is enhancing tool life and cutting data across a wide range of materials, with customers seeing productivity gains of up to 80 per cent, a distinct advantage in a competitive market. In addition to new products, WNT will have members of its technical staff on-hand to answer specific metal cutting application issues with customers. These include the new 4910 series of square shoulder indexable insert milling cutters that can maximise a machine tool’s spindle power, while generating a precise 90 degree shoulder. The 4910 system uses double-sided inserts that have eight useable cutting edges, making it not only highly productive, but also extremely cost-effective. While an excellent price/performance ratio is an attractive proposition. The precision ground inserts are extremely stable and free-cutting, designed for the toughest requirements and the geometry guarantees a very soft cutting action, ensuring smooth running and minimum strain on machine spindles even at high feed rates. These attributes are most evident when machining thin-walled or unstable components. Also, due to the low power consumption of the 4910 milling system the cutters can be used on less powerful machines.

Also featured will be the Type W solid carbide aluminium cutters, which now feature additional flute length and radii options. Ideal for cutting a variety of light alloy/non-ferrous materials they are available in a variety of geometries, with two styles of ripper cutters among the range. In addition to the ripper cutters the range features a variety of cutter styles including 2, 3, 4, and multi-flute cutters all with geometries developed for cutting light alloy and non-ferrous materials, and feature different helix and rake angles accordingly. These Type W cutters also benefit from new specialist coatings, including DLC, a diamond-like coating or, customers looking for an extremely sharp cutting edge can choose to take cutters uncoated.