Copy Mill Cutter enhances process reliability with prism design.
June 15, 2012 -
Available in diameters from 0.312-1.250 in., F4031 Walter Xtraotec® Toric copy mill has PVD-coated body for wear resistance and extended life. Cutter features Torx Plus screw that improves handling as well as clamping and unclamping torque. Prism design promotes precise positioning of insert, while insert clamping with fitting bolt maximizes clamping and centering. Toric positive insert is completely ground, holds corner radius accuracy of ±0.0004 in., and has 90° secondary cutting edge.
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Walter USA, Inc.
N22 W23855 Ridgeview Pkwy. W.
Waukesha, WI, 53188
Walter Introduces New Xtraotec® Copy Mill to Help Boost Process Reliability
Walter Xtra·tec® copy mill delivers accuracy, versatility and increased tool life with higher clamping force.
Waukesha, WI - Walter USA, LLC has introduced the new F4031 Xtra-tec® Toric copy mill. The new cutter features a Torx Plus screw that permits improved handling along with higher clamping and unclamping torque. It also offers precise positioning of the insert via an innovative prism design, and insert clamping with fitting bolt to secure optimal clamping and centering. In addition, the tool boasts a PVD coated body for enhanced wear resistance and longer life.
The F4031 features a Toric, positive insert for superior accuracy. These inserts are completely ground-that is, circumference, prism and thickness-and hold a corner radius accuracy of ± 0.0004-in., and a 90 degree secondary cutting edge.
Field tests of the new F4031 copy mill have yielded superior results in the mold and die industry as well as in semi-finishing and finishing operations. Excellent results have also been achieved particularly in terms of tool life and cutting costs, with steel, stainless steel, cast iron, difficult to cut materials and in hard machining. Diameters for the copy mill range from 12 to 32 mm (0.312 to 1.250 in.).
Additional benefits of the F4031 include: secondary operations are virtually eliminated because of the high surface quality on flat areas or on shoulders due to the precise ground geometry; high process reliability due to the aforementioned prism design and clamping of the insert; reduced storage costs stemming from the fact that this single tool can be adapted to a variety of applications; and no need for the regrinding costs and delays often associated with solid carbide tools.
Walter USA, LLC offers an extensive line up of cutting tools for milling, drilling, turning, boring and specialized tooling for unique applications through its competence brands Walter Valenite, Walter Titex and Walter Prototyp. As well as multi-level service programs through its Walter Multiply brand. Headquartered in Waukesha, Wisconsin the company has a strong network of distributors and field engineers across North America. The Walter name is synonymous with productivity, thanks to more than 80 years of developing cutting tools and inserts that set new standards in production. Walter USA, LLC combines over 75 years of U.S.-based tooling production with long-standing traditions of quality and innovation.