Milling Cutter suits difficult to fixture workpieces.
March 29, 2012 -
Featuring medium pitch for low horsepower machines and difficult to fixture workpieces, Xtraotec® F4045 has negative-shaped inserts with 14 cutting edges, 7 per side. Inserts are pressed with positive rake face and are locked securely in seats by clamping system. F4045 comes with Tigerotec Silver coating or PVD Tigerotec grade WKK25 for especially difficult machining conditions. Tigerotec Silver consists of aluminum oxide coating that resists crater and flank wear as well as plastic deformation.
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Walter USA, Inc.
N22 W23855 Ridgeview Pkwy. W.
Waukesha, WI, 53188
Walter USA, LLC Expands XtraoTec® Line with Milling Cutter Optimized for Lower Horsepower Machines and Difficult to Fixture Workpieces
WalterXtraotec®F4045 milling cutter delivers high rates of metal removal and optimum productivity, even with lower horsepower machines.
Waukesha, WI - Walter USA, LLC announces the expansion of its Xtraotec® F4045 milling cutter line with a new cutter designed with a medium pitch for use on lower horsepower machines and for difficult to fixture workpieces.
Stable machines, workpieces and clamping arrangements are required for maximum cutting rates. However, sometimes feeds and speeds need to be scaled back because workpieces with complicated shapes do not always permit rock-solid clamping. That's where a tool such as the Xtraotec F4045 with medium pitch comes in. The medium pitch allows the tool to deliver optimum performance in conditions of limited stability, and the milling cutter's other features enable it to boost productivity in a wide array of situations.
These other features include negative-shaped inserts with 14 cutting edges, seven per side. The inserts are pressed with a positive rake face which allows for freer cutting geometry that permits high cutting volumes in lower horsepower machines.
Also, its innovative insert clamping system locks the inserts securely in their seats. The clamping wedge pivots to the side after just a few turns of the clamping screw, allowing rapid insert change. Three geometry shapes - stable, universal and easy-cutting - enable adaptation to a range of different applications.
Cutting rates and tool life are further enhanced by the use of Walter's innovative Tigerotec® coatings. The F4045 comes with either Tigerotec Silver or with the PVD Tigerotec grade WKK25 for especially difficult machining conditions. The Tigerotec Silver advantage begins with a newly formulated aluminum oxide coating with an optimized microstructure that delivers superior resistance to crater and flank wear as well as to plastic deformation.
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.