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    • 09/05/14
    • 09/05/14
      Introducing NOVO™: Digital WIDIA Knowledge That Delivers Extreme Results >>

      NOVO™ digitizes tool, rules, and application knowledge and remakes estimating, planning, production, inventory and more

    • 04/22/14
      New WIDIA Victory™ Grade for High-Performance Cast Iron Milling >>

      Phenomenal cutting and tool life promise big advantages machining cast iron

    • 09/26/12
      Watch IMTS 2012 WIDIA interviews published on the Metalworking Production and Purchasing website >>

      David Buchberger, vice president of Hi-Speed Corporation, discusses the Rock Racer car his Buck Wild Racing team built with WIDIA tooling:

    • 09/18/12
      WIDIA Teams with Haimer GmbH to Offer SAFE-LOCK Solution for High-Torque Milling >>

      Among many challenges that come with high-torque machining of advanced, lightweight alloys, the potential for milling cutters to become disengaged from their toolholders creates costly risks for manufacturers, especially safety and downtime.

    • 09/18/12
      New VariMill II ER Extends the WIDIA VariMill Product Range >>

      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.

    • 09/17/12
      New M200 Milling Series from WIDIA Offers High Performance and Productivity for Multiple Application >>

      With the launch of the rugged new WIDIA™ M200™ series, customers get multipurpose milling in a single tooling solution.

    • 09/17/12
      WIDIA Victory Portfolio: Higher Turning Productivity, Lower Costs Across Wide Range of Materials >>

      With overwhelmingly positive feedback from pre-launch customers, new high-performance WIDIA™ Victory™ turning grades deliver increased productivity with improved surface finishes and longer tool life across steel, stainless steel, cast irons, and specialty alloys.

    • 11/14/11
      WIDIA VariDrill: High-Tech Solution for Multipurpose Drilling >>

      From its advanced VDS point geometry designed to reduce chipping on the cutting edge to its precision shank engineered for low runout, the WIDIA VariDrill™ is a new multi-application drill engineered to deliver acceptable hole finish and extended tool life across a wide range of materials, including in steels, stainless steels, cast irons, non-ferrous materials, and high-temperature alloys.

    • 08/01/11
      WIDIA Releases New ADVANCES 2012 Catalog >>

      For more than 80 years, WIDIA™ has been one of the world’s leading and most trusted names in high-performance metalworking tools and systems. Now the “Advances 2012” catalog brings together the latest in new technology from the WIDIA Products Group.

    • 05/26/11
      Register to attend our Okuma - WIDIA Open House in Charlotte, NC. USA >>

      WIDIA Products Group and Okuma are pleased to bring you this showcase for productivity enhancement!

    • 05/20/11
      WIDIA Products Group Named ISA 2011 American Eagle Award Winner >>

      For showing “exceptional documented cost savings or productivity improvements to an end user,” the Industrial Supply Association (Pittsburgh, PA) awarded WIDIA Products Group and Ron Wallace & Associates its American Eagle Value-Added Partner Award at the 2011 ISA Product Show and Conference (May 14-17, Rosemont, IL).

    • 02/07/11
      WIDIA Partners with Earnhardt Ganassi Racing to Sponsor Car at Martinsville Race >>

      On April 3, 2011, the familiar No. 1 Bass Pro Shops/ McDonald’s Chevrolet, driven by 2010 Daytona 500 and Brickyard 400 Champion Jamie McMurray of Earnhardt Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, will become the No. 1 WIDIA Chevrolet as WIDIA makes its NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) debut. The April 3 date at Martinsville Speedway (Martinsville, Virginia) marks another milestone for Jamie McMurray, his 300th NSCS start.

    • 11/22/10
      WIDIA Adds Metcut and Metal Removal to Products Group >>

      WIDIA Products Group™, unveiled at last year’s EMO Milan show, is announcing the completion of the brand’s consolidation with MetCut™ and MetalRemoval™ tools now moving under the WIDIA Products Group umbrella. The brands will now be known as WIDIA-MetCut™ and WIDIA-MetalRemoval™.

    • 10/03/10
      New Expanded Range of WIDIA Top Cut™/Top Cut Plus™ Indexable Drills >>

      To both improve and expand WIDIA-brand’s complete holemaking solutions portfolio, the WIDIA Top Cut™ and Top Cut Plus™ indexable drill lines are now available in an expanded range of tool bodies. Small diameters from 0.438” to 1.000” are covered by Top Cut drills, and larger diameters from 0.750” to 2.250” are ideal for using Top Cut Plus drills.

    • 09/03/10
      WIDIA and Kennametal Sponsor Exclusive House of Blues® Event at IMTS 2010 >>

      During IMTS 2010, attendees may see The Blues Brothers in the show aisles handing out invitations to the hottest event during IMTS week: “Let’s Rock Chicago!” at Chicago’s famous House of Blues®. The experience kicks off at 7pm on Wednesday, September 15, and will feature free appetizers, drinks, and live music.

    • 09/03/10
      Social Media, YouTube® Videos Highlight WIDIA at IMTS >>

      Traveling to IMTS 2010? You might be asked if the WIDIA name or WIDIA-brand products mean anything to you. You or your guests might be engaged on how machined products affect your life.

    • 09/03/10
      New WIDIA Victory M1200HF™ and M1200 Mini™ Face Mills >>

      New additions to the WIDIA Victory M1200™ series of face-milling cutters and inserts, part of the new WIDIA Victory™ platform of advanced milling, turning, and holemaking tools, are providing superior results for manufacturers working in steels, stainless steels, high-strength steels, cast irons, and now even non-ferrous materials.

    • 09/03/10
      WIDIA M1200 Face Mill Inserts >>

      New WIDIA™ brand inserts for the very popular and successful WIDIA Victory M1200™ face mill series are especially designed to provide excellent results in aluminum when machining the most common milling operations like roughing, semi-finishing, and finishing.

    • 09/03/10
      New WIDIA Victory™ Turning Grades >>

      New high-performance WIDIA Victory™ turning grades, part of the new WIDIA Victory platform of advanced turning, milling, and holemaking tools, are delivering higher productivity results, including improved surface finishes and longer tool life, for steel and cast-iron applications. The benefits are lower manufacturing costs for users.

    • 09/03/10
      New WIDIA-Rubig™ Deep-Hole Drills Three to Four Times More Effective Than Gun Drills >>

      In deep-hole drilling applications up to 30XD, new solid-carbide WIDIA-Rubig deep-hole drills remove between three and four times the metal compared to gun drills, in addition to delivering excellent hole quality and cycle times.

    • 09/03/10
      New WIDIA Catalogs for North America >>

      An exciting new combined program of over 20,000 cutting tool solutions from WIDIA is now available to view in three new WIDIA master catalogs just released to the market.

    • 09/03/10
      WIDIA™ North American Launch at IMTS 2010 Continues Global Brand-Building Program >>

      IMTS 2010 is the marquee manufacturing technology event in North America, and we are excited to have it be the location for the debut of WIDIA-brand products and services in North America.

    • 06/21/10
      New High-Performance WIDIA-GTD™ Taps >>

      Where applications demand precise thread quality and improved threadmaking productivity, new high-performance WIDIA-GTD™ HSS-E taps are the answer.

    • 04/21/10
      WIDIA Products Group Combines World-Leading Brands >>

      At EMO Milan 2009, Kennametal Inc. (NYSE: KMT) announced the launch of the WIDIA Products Group. With WIDIA™, WIDIA-Hanita™, WIDIA-Rubig™, WIDIA-Manchester™, WIDIA-Clapp-DiCo™, WIDIA-GTD™, and WIDIA-Circle™ all branded under the WIDIA name, this announcement culminates the enterprise’s long-term multi-year brand and channel strategy, the aims of which are to improve access to WIDIA metalcutting products and services to customers worldwide.

    • 03/29/10
      WIDIA Brand Launches in China >>

      The WIDIA brand was launched in China in March 2010 with a showroom grand opening ceremony at Jinming Mold town in Changan of Dongguan City, Guangzhou Province. This location is the die and mould center of the world, and a fitting location for the WIDIA brand launch.

    • 03/10/10
      WIDIA Victory TOP DRILL M1 >>

      The new WIDIA Victory TOP DRILL M1™ Modular Drill, part of the new WIDIA Victory™ platform of advanced milling, turning, and holemaking tools, gives users the best of both worlds by combining the economic benefits of modular drilling systems with machining performance and hole quality comparable to solid-carbide tools.

    • 02/01/10
      WIDIA-Hanita, WIDIA-Rübig Endmills/Drills Catalog >>

      Now, a new catalog from WIDIA-Hanita™ and WIDIA-Rübig highlights the custom solutions in solid end mills and holemaking products from these brands.

    • 12/03/09
      WIDIA ROTAFLEX >>

      he WIDIA ROTAFLEX™ high-performance hole-finishing system, with a long history of proven successes, now features new developments that further its reputation as the premier hole-finishing solution for metalworking manufacturers.

    • 11/21/09
      New WIDIA Holemaking Advances 2010 Catalog >>

      “Holemaking Advances 2010” is the new catalog of WIDIA™ -brand holemaking solutions, with the latest product offerings, including holemaking products in the new WIDIA Victory™ line. The catalog is available in print or as a downloadable PDF file at www.widia.com.

    • 07/20/09
      New Widia “Advances 2009” Catalog Available >>

      Widia has recently published a comprehensive catalog called “Advances 2009”, which details the company’s latest product offerings in Milling, Turning, Holemaking, and Threading/Grooving/Cut-off tools.

    • 07/20/09
      WIDIA M6800 Milling Series >>

      Engineered specifically to streamline the milling of steel, stainless steel, cast irons, aluminum, or difficult-to-machine materials, the new WIDIA M6800 series delivers numerous performance and productivity breakthroughs, including roughing and finishing with the same cutter.

    • 07/20/09
      Widia M6800 Tooling Expansion >>

      The latest additions to the M6800 series of milling tools from Widia are aimed at increasing the productivity of aluminum milling for users and expanding the company’s shell mill body line with new metric sizes.

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