With the Walter Cut MX, Tübingen-based Walter AG is launching a tool for grooving and parting off that adopts proven technology and eliminates the weaknesses of existing systems from competitors. The self-aligning, tangential clamping of the MX system and the dowel pin location in the insert seat lead to greater repeat accuracy, stability and process reliability. Furthermore, unlike comparable systems, it is impossible to fit the inserts incorrectly in the Walter system, which makes handling completely reliable. In addition to the high-precision toolholder system with precision cooling, the Tiger·tec® Silver PVD cutting tool materials of the indexable inserts also ensure maximum tool life.
The inserts themselves have four precision-ground cutting edges. Cutting depths of up to 6 mm and cutting widths from 0.8 to 3.25 mm are available in the standard range. Walter provides customers with custom sizes and designs, e.g. an insert to produce a radial groove with a chamfer measuring up to 5.65 mm wide, in the shortest possible delivery time via Walter Xpress. Due to the extremely precise centre height and the ground cutting edges, the system is ideal for precision grooves, circlip grooves and small diameters. This makes Walter Cut MX particularly interesting to small parts manufacturers with high requirements for accuracy. The efficiency of the system is such that only one type of cutting insert is required for both the left- and the right-hand toolholders. Furthermore, if one cutting edge breaks, users can continue working with the rest.
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