Press Release Summary:
Walter’s A60/AG60 Walter Cut MX Indexable Grooving Inserts are designed for providing 60° partial-profile external threads in range of pitches 6-48 TPI—threads per inch. The units are offered with four cutting edges and are suitable for thread-turning in tight spaces. With its unique insert seat pockets, the inserts with different thicknesses can be used in same holder. Walter’s MX system allows inserts between 0.03-0.13 in. and cutting depths of up to 0.24 in.
Original Press Release:
New Indexable Inserts from Walter Deliver Superior Thread Turning in Tight Spaces
The new A60/AG60 Walter Cut MX indexable grooving inserts for small to medium pitch threads deliver multiple advantages.
Waukesha, WI—Walter has introduced the new A60 and AG60 inserts for small to medium pitch threads. Just like the existing MX geometries (CF5 and GD8 for grooving and parting, RF5 for grooving and copy turning), the new MX geometries A60/AG60 provide superior tool life, surface quality and process reliability. The inserts are designed with four cutting edges.
The geometries are made for creating 60° partial-profile external threads in a wide range of pitches 6-48 TPI—threads per inch (0.5–3.0 mm) and are particularly suited to thread-turning in tight spaces, like near a shoulder or counter spindle. Because of the unique insert seat pockets, inserts with different thicknesses (size 2 or size 4) as well as different function (grooving or threading) can be used in the same holder. This leads to excellent cost effectiveness and universality.
The Walter MX system is suitable for all materials and enables insert widths between 0.03-0.13 in. (0.8 and 3.25 mm) and cutting depths of up to 0.24 in. (6 mm). One special feature is the design of the insert seat. Due to its self-aligning tangential clamping, the insert is pressed against the contact points when the screw is tightened. A special dowel pin helps with accuracy of fit and simultaneously makes it impossible to mount the insert incorrectly. This results in a high degree of dimensional stability and repeat accuracy.
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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Kurt Ludeking, Director of Marketing
Walter USA, LLC
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Waukesha, WI 53188