Press Release Summary:
Designed for steel and cast iron, DC170 comes inÂ 16xD and 20xD lengths as well asÂ 3xD, 5xD, 8xD, and 12xD dimensions. Custom-made versions are also available. In addition to orienting margins radially and withÂ copper-color finish (DPP Coating) to optimize performance, lands feature shallow cooling grooves at drill end. Coolant flow encompasses entire drill point to benefit both drill and workpiece. Design also maximizes material behind cutting edge for sturdiness and minimized vibration.
Original Press Release:
Walter Enhances Its DC170 Drill Lineup with an Array of New Cutting Depths
Walter introduces new drill sizes for its high-performance, low vibration DC170 drill.
Waukesha, WI -- Walter’s innovative DC170 high performance drill for steel and cast iron has became more attractive for a wide array of applications with the introduction of several new depths-of-cut sizes. In addition to the currently available drill lengths of 16xD and 20xD, users can now choose dimensions of 3xD, 5xD, 8xD and 12xD. Custom-made versions can also be supplied via the Walter Xpress Service for rapidly available special tools.
Like the previous sizes, the new sizes are unique in both appearance and performance. Its appearance, with an innovative land design that orients the margins radially and with a copper-color finish (DPP Coating), provides exceptional performance.
The design of the lands is a key factor in this performance, thanks to their shallow cooling grooves at the drill end. The coolant flow encompasses the entire drill point, producing optimal cooling of both the drill and the workpiece. This is particularly important given the high temperatures generated during drilling. The drill’s design also adds more material behind the cutting edge which makes the drill sturdier than conventional designs.
Additionally, this superior ability to control the coolant flow contributes to an excellent surface finish that helps users avoid reworking holes after drilling. The new design reduces vibration to a minimum, which also enhances hole quality. The superior "guidance" that this provides is particularly important during deep-hole drilling where cross holes and inclined exits are involved. DC170 drills feature eight visible cooling grooves, and these can be used as a scale for regrinding.
Walter, a global leader in the metalworking industry with over 90 years of experience in precision cutting tools for milling, drilling, turning, boring and specialized tools, helps customers improve process reliability and increase productivity. With Regional Headquarters in Waukesha, WI, Walter markets its competence brands Walter Valenite, Walter Titex, Walter Prototyp and Walter Multiply through a strong network of distributors and field engineers across subsidiaries in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina.