Walter USA to Feature Advanced Cutting Tool Technologies at IMTS '12

Waukesha, WI - Walter USA, LLC, a leading cutting tool manufacturer, will showcase several new technologies in Booth W-1700 at IMTS '12, September 10-15, 2012, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL.

The display of products will feature Tigerotec® Silver for turning; Walter Titex Xotreme Inox solid carbide drills; Walter Prototyp Protoomax(TM) Inox solid carbide end mills; the new ValCool(TM) VPLFC low-foaming coolant; and a new generation of Walter Valenite indexable milling cutters.

Tigerotec® Silver delivers superior resistance to crater and flank wear, plastic deformation, considerably reduces machining times and ensures higher process reliability. The combination of three new insert grades and four new geometries developed in parallel increases tool life and boosts productivity of steel turning applications.

The new grade designated WPP10S offers the highest temperature resistance and hardness. It has excellent wear resistance and is suitable for processes ranging from continuous cutting to minor interrupted cuts at very high cutting speeds. WPP20S, the medium-grade, is suitable for use as universal cutting material for processes ranging from roughing to finishing. WPP30S, the toughest of the three, brings maximum reliability to difficult applications such as interrupted cuts and unstable conditions.

In addition to the three grades, Tigerotec® Silver for turning includes four new geometries. For facing and light cuts, the FP5 provides reliable chip control during turning operations from 0.008-in. depth of cut. The MP3 geometry is ideal for medium machining. The versatile MP5 geometry was specifically designed for general machining and the RP5 geometry is designed for roughing.

Walter Titex Xotreme Inox solid carbide drills for stainless steel provide for a new flute profile, point geometry and TTP coating for reduced cutting force and longer tool life.

Walter Prototyp Protoomax(TM) Inox solid carbide end mills for stainless steel achieve material removal rates up to 50% greater than standard solid carbide end mills. These include an optimized geometry that provides enhanced stability for the cutting edges, and a special surface treatment on the shank for a firm grip.

ValCool VPLFC is a heavy-duty, non-chlorinated, semi-synthetic low foaming cutting fluid which helps reject tramp oils is very clean and stable and is ideal for high pressure (1,000 psi +) applications.

A new line of indexable milling cutters to enhance productivity and speeds and feeds will also be unveiled at the Show.

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.

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Walter USA will exhibit a variety of its latest cutting tool technologies in Booth No. W-1700 at IMTS '12, September 10-15, 2012, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL.

Walter USA, LLC

N22 W23855 Ridgeview Pkwy West

Waukesha, WI 53188


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