Walter showcases advanced cutting tools at trade shows

Published
September 08, 2021 - 09:30pm

Walter USA LLC, a cutting tool manufacturer in Waukesha, Wisconsin, plans to showcase several cutting tool technologies at the EASTEC ’21 and SOUTHTEC ’21, trade shows.

Eastec is scheduled for Oct 19 – Oct 21 at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Massachusetts. Southec is scheduled for Oct 26 – 28 at the Greenville Convention Center in Greenville, South Carolina.

The company will feature the Walter Xtra∙tec XT M5130 family of milling cutters, and the Walter Cut DX grooving system, which is based on the SmartLock system, which provides a reliable positive-locking of the insert.  

In addition, the Tiger·tec Gold WSP45G PVD cutting material for milling and drilling difficult to machine stainless steels and high temperature alloys as well as steels will be featured, expanding the reach of Tiger·tec Gold into applications further into aerospace and energy industries.

Also showcased will be Walter’s solid carbide end mills. The MD133 dynamic milling tools will be joined by new MD838 and MD839 circle segment cutters for high productivity finishing as well as MD377 tools for titanium roughing to semi-finishing with high metal removal rates.

In addition, the company presents its range of Walter Titex DC160 solid carbide drills with XD Technology for deep hole drilling up to 30 x Dc without pecking in nearly all material groups.

The exhibit also demonstrates the Walter Online catalog and its tool specific search capabilities, Walter GPS to find optimum machining solutions and Walter Innotime to find the most cost-effective machining solutions.

For more information on Walter products, visit www.walter-tools.com/us or phone 800-945-5554.

Related Glossary Terms

  • alloys

    alloys

    Substances having metallic properties and being composed of two or more chemical elements of which at least one is a metal.

  • gang cutting ( milling)

    gang cutting ( milling)

    Machining with several cutters mounted on a single arbor, generally for simultaneous cutting.

  • grooving

    grooving

    Machining grooves and shallow channels. Example: grooving ball-bearing raceways. Typically performed by tools that are capable of light cuts at high feed rates. Imparts high-quality finish.

  • milling

    milling

    Machining operation in which metal or other material is removed by applying power to a rotating cutter. In vertical milling, the cutting tool is mounted vertically on the spindle. In horizontal milling, the cutting tool is mounted horizontally, either directly on the spindle or on an arbor. Horizontal milling is further broken down into conventional milling, where the cutter rotates opposite the direction of feed, or “up” into the workpiece; and climb milling, where the cutter rotates in the direction of feed, or “down” into the workpiece. Milling operations include plane or surface milling, endmilling, facemilling, angle milling, form milling and profiling.

  • physical vapor deposition ( PVD)

    physical vapor deposition ( PVD)

    Tool-coating process performed at low temperature (500° C), compared to chemical vapor deposition (1,000° C). Employs electric field to generate necessary heat for depositing coating on a tool’s surface. See CVD, chemical vapor deposition.

  • stainless steels

    stainless steels

    Stainless steels possess high strength, heat resistance, excellent workability and erosion resistance. Four general classes have been developed to cover a range of mechanical and physical properties for particular applications. The four classes are: the austenitic types of the chromium-nickel-manganese 200 series and the chromium-nickel 300 series; the martensitic types of the chromium, hardenable 400 series; the chromium, nonhardenable 400-series ferritic types; and the precipitation-hardening type of chromium-nickel alloys with additional elements that are hardenable by solution treating and aging.

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