New VariMill II ER Extends the WIDIA VariMill Product Range
LATROBE, Pa. — Following the success of WIDIA’s VariMill I™ and VariMill II™ end mills, the new VariMill II ER™ end mill offers the superior performance of its predecessors with added features that enhance stability. Due to its success as a popular and effective custom solution, WIDIA™ now is making the VariMill II ER end mill available as an option in its standard product portfolio. Bringing this option to the standard portfolio provides customers with fast and easily accessible ordering options worldwide.
Like the VariMill II, VariMill II ER end mills are engineered with five unequally spaced flutes. However, unlike with the existing VariMill product line, the eccentric relief (ER) available with this new tool’s cutting edges provides greater edge strength and enables high feeds and metal removal rates. The VariMill II ER end mill has a different taper core than VariMill I and II for increased stability and robust performance, and also differs from its predecessors in that it is designed for center cutting.
VariMill II ER also is the first off-the-shelf tool to offer SAFE-LOCK™ by Haimer, which provides excellent stability, eliminates pull-out risk, and makes
the tool more stable and concentric, overall. SAFE-LOCK is available on tools >1/2" (12mm) in diameter.
More than 100 VariMill II ER standard line items will be available globally in diameters from 3/8–1" (10–25mm). Though primarily designed for roughing and finishing applications in the aerospace industry, VariMill II ER tools can be used as a solution for any titanium or stainless steel machining and are capable of slotting, ramping, and plunging.
WIDIA-brand products and services have defined innovation in the metalcutting industry for more than 80 years — from the world’s first patent for carbide indexable inserts to the development of the world’s first coated grades. The WIDIA brand offers a complete portfolio of precision-engineered products and custom solution services. With thousands of milling, turning, holemaking, and tooling systems products available through a worldwide network of authorized distributor partners, you’ll find everything you need from one single source.