Milling Cutter System promotes machining versatility.

Press Release Summary:

With M4792 slot drill, M4575 T-slot cutter, M4002 high-feed cutter, M4132 shoulder milling cutter, and M4574 chamfer cutter, M4000 milling cutter system enables users to tackle diverse machining operations. Insert system has single basic shape compatible with every M4000 body, allowing inserts to be used in all tools within M4000 range. Also available indexable inserts include grade with CVD coating, Tiger·tec® Silver grades, and PVD grades. There are also 4 geometries available.

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Walter Expands Lineup of M4000 Milling Cutter System to Enhance Machining Versatility

A new T-slot cutter and a slot drill, along with an expanded range of indexable inserts have made the system more versatile and productive than ever before.

Waukesha, WI – Walter has enhanced its versatile M4000 milling cutter system with a new slot drill and a T-slot cutter, enabling users to tackle the vast majority of typical machining operations with a single high-performance yet cost-effective tooling system. The new M4575 T-slot cutter and the new M4792 slot drill join the existing M4002 high-feed cutter, the M4132 shoulder milling cutter and the M4574 chamfer cutter.

A key to M4000 productivity is its innovative insert system which has a single basic shape compatible with every M4000 body, so the inserts can be used in all tools within the M4000 range. This saves on tool and storage costs, and in field tests has reduced cutting tool material costs per component by a half.

In addition to expanding the range of M4000 cutter bodies, Walter is also extending the line’s range of indexable inserts. The new WSM45X grade with CVD coating has been added. This grade is suitable for machining stainless steels and difficult-to-cut materials. Together with the Tiger·tec® Silver WKP25S and WKP35S grades for steel and cast iron, this addition means that the range now includes a total of three CVD grades. Where a high level of toughness is required, users also have the option of using three PVD grades: WKK25S, WSM35S and WSP45S.

The line’s two established geometries have been supplemented with the addition of two new geometries: One for unfavorable machining conditions and high feeds, the other has an anti-vibration geometry for long projection lengths.

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.

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