Sumitomo Electric Expands WFX Series with WFXC and WFXH Cutter Bodies
Sharing the WFX series inserts to expand machining applications
December 7, 2016
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
*This press release was originally published in Japanese on October 13, 2016.
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. has expanded its SEC-WaveMill™ WFX series with the chamfer milling cutter body "WFXC type" and the high-efficiency, multi-functional cutter body "WFXH type." Sales commenced in October 2016.
In recent years, many specialized tools have been developed to answer the growing demands for a wide range of machining applications such as shoulder milling, chamfering, and plunge milling. This has also led to an increase in the number of tools used, resulting in increasingly complex stock control issues such as lack of space and tool management problems.
Utilizing the same inserts used for the WFX series, the expanded WFXC and WFXH cutter bodies help alleviate these tool management issues. In addition, the WFXC type can be used for chamfering, while the WFXH type can be used for high-feed milling and plunge milling applications, thus enabling a wider range of applications for the inserts conventionally used for shoulder milling.
- 1. Features
- Utilizing the existing "WFX series" inserts, not only for shoulder milling, but also for chamfering, high-feed machining, as well as plunge milling applications.
- Single-sided insert with 4 usable corners is expected to reduce machining costs.
- 2. Lineup
WFXC Shank type φ8-32 4 items Modular (indexable) type φ16-32 3 items WFXH Spot-facing type φ40-63 6 items Modular (indexable) type φ25-40 3 items
- 3. Sales plan
Estimated annual sales of 50 million yen in the first year, and 100 million yen from the second year onward.
- 4. Pricing
WFXC type cutter body ¥25,000 to ¥43,500（without tax） WFXH type cutter body ¥37,000 to ¥53,000（without tax）