Walter boosts drilling and turning

Tooling expert Walter GB has announced additions to two product ranges that will generate benefits in deep-hole drilling and turning. The company’s solid-carbide X-treme Evo drill now extends to capacities of 16-30xD and offers deep-hole drilling without the need for pecking, while new CBN insert grades for machining ISO K and H materials complete the company’s CBN turning range.

Part of the DC160 Advance range of drills – the successor to Walter’s Alpha 4xD drills – the new drills have optimised coating and geometry. Also featured is a thinner web with 140° point angle, while the fourth land is in an ‘advanced position’. The former ensures increased positioning accuracy and reduced centralised cutting forces; the latter optimises drill guidance. Furthermore, polished flutes optimise chip evacuation.

The drill grades (WJ30ET and WJ30EU) are also new. These grades comprise the K30F fine-grained substrate and a TiSiAlCrN/AlTiN multi-layer coating (as a point or as a complete coating). The layer structure makes the drills both tough and wear-resistant, as well as playing a crucial role in process reliability and performance. Walter offers the drills in intermediate sizes and in special dimensions, on request, via its fast-delivery Xpress service.

For turning, the new CBN indexable insert grades for ISO H and ISO K materials are WBK20 for finishing cast iron and WBK30 for high metal-removal rates in hardened steels (and for finishing with a heavily interrupted cut). Both grades are also suitable for roughing and finishing sintered steel. Walter offers the new grades in all of the most popular ISO sizes and radii.

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