Mitsubishi Materials WSX445 double sided insert type face mill line

Mitsubishi Materials has announced the expansion of the WSX445 double sided insert type face mill line for low cutting resistance.

The WSX445 series, with the proprietary double sided Z geometry, has received a favourable reception in the market place as a revolutionary face milling cutter that provides excellent economy due to the double sided insert (4-corner inserts). It also achieves low cutting resistance by utilising features of both positive and negative rake inserts.


Diameters φ63 and φ80 have been added to the shank type cutter body, and a new H chipbreaker for heavy cutting and L chipbreaker for non-ferrous alloy cutting have been added to complement the existing range. Additionally, MC5020 a new CVD coated grade for cast iron machining has also been added to allow a wider range of applications.

Features of the insert to be added to the WSX445 series

• MC5020 is a CVD coated grade suitable for machining cast iron. It has excellent abrasion resistance and gives long tool life by controlling chipping and thermal cracking that can occur when machining nodular cast iron.
• The H chipbreaker features a strong cutting edge specially designed for heavy cutting and interrupted cutting.
• The L chipbreaker for non-ferrous alloy cutting delivers substantially better welding resistance due to a sharp cutting edge and polished rake face.

Multitrade promotion
The distributors of Mitsubishi Materials products in South Africa Multitrade Distributors are currently running a promotion on the WSX445, ASX400 and ASX445 series of milling cutters whereby if you purchase any of the cutters you will receive a cutter body for free.

For further information please contact Multitrade Distributors on TEL: 011 453 8034 or visit