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Sumitomo Electric Expands SEC-WaveMill™ WEX1000 Series

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April 18, 2016
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
*This press release was originally published in Japanese on March 31, 2016

Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. has expanded its highly acclaimed shoulder-milling cutters "SEC-WaveMill™ WEX2000/3000" series to include the "WEX1000" series for high efficiency machining in low depth-of-cut applications. The company has launched 63 items of small sized indexable inserts and 17 items of cutter body in April, 2016.

In recent years, there have been demands for reduction of machining costs and improvement of productivity in all machining fields. To meet these requirements, the "WEX1000" series has been developed to expand and supplement the existing "SEC-WaveMill™ WEX2000/3000" series. The "WEX1000" series lineup starts from a small diameter (φ10), and supports cutter diameters previously not available in conventional indexable tools. In addition, its optimized design achieves excellent machined surface quality and is capable of high efficiency machining with multiple cutting edges.

SEC-WaveMill™ WEX1000

SEC-WaveMill™ WEX1000

Cutter diameters ranging from φ10 to φ63, supports machining diameters and applications previously not supported by conventional indexable tools.
High efficiency
Designed with twice as many teeth as conventional cutters of the same diameter to achieve efficiency machining.
Machined surface quality
Achieves excellent machined surface quality with optimized cutting edge design.
Line Up
Cutter body WEX1000E
(Endmill - Standard shank)
7 items
Cutter body WEX1000EL
(Endmill - Long shank)
6 items
Cutter body WEX1000F (Shell) 4 items
Indexable inserts 63 items (7 grades)
Sales plan

¥90 million in the first year, ¥180 million a year after 2 years

Cutter body ¥22,500 to ¥90,000 (without tax)
Insert ¥800 (without tax)
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