Solid Carbide Thread Formers boost cutting speed.
April 25, 2012 -
Prototyp Protodyn® HSC thread former is solid carbide tool engineered to improve thread forming cutting speed, productivity, and tool life. It features micrograin carbide substrate that is mated with hard multi-layer TiCN coating that makes it suitable for use in all formable materials with an Si-content of less than 12%, such as steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. It possesses a shank tolerance h6 for use in shrink-fit chucks and its polygonal form reduces friction for increased tool life.
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Walter USA, Inc.
N22 W23855 Ridgeview Pkwy. W.
Waukesha, WI, 53188
Walter Prototyp Protodyn® HSC Solid Carbide Thread Gormers Boost Productivity and Quality
Waukesha, WI - Walter USA, LLC has introduced the Walter Prototyp Protodyn® HSC thread former, a solid carbide tool engineered to boost thread forming cutting speed, productivity and tool life.
The Protodyn® HSC provides a thread production process that creates no chips, bird nesting, or chip removal problems, yielding a high level of process reliability even for deep hole and through hole threads. It also has a new micrograin carbide substrate that promotes both superior toughness and wear resistance. This substrate is mated with a hard multilayer TiCN coating that helps make the Protodyn® suitable for use in all formable materials, such as steel, stainless steel and aluminum materials with an Si-content of less than 12%.
The innovative geometry of the Protodyn® HSC also provides additional benefits. It possesses a shank tolerance h6 for use in shrink-fit chucks, and its optimized polygonal form reduces friction and increases tool life, leading to fewer tool changes and an attractive price/performance ratio. Its new chamfer geometry promotes uniform wear. For deeper than normal threads - up to 4xD - the Protodyn® (S) HSC version of this new generation solid carbide thread former features axial internal coolant, with cutting speeds that are twice as high as an HSS thread former.
Finally, a another key advantage is that their formed threads' high level of tensile strength, due to cold work hardening of the flanks and profile, yields tough, high quality threads.
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.
Walter USA, LLC
N22 W23855 Ridgeview Pkwy West
Waukesha, WI 53188
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