New Cermet Turning Inserts Offered with FP2 Geometry

Press Release Summary:

  • WEP10C is offered with multilayer TiCN TiAlN PVD coating and fine cermet micro grain
  • Available with FP2 geometry, which can boost productivity and dimensional stability in mass production
  • Suitble for finishing thin-walled components, components with small diameters, long components and components

Original Press Release:

New Cermet Turning Inserts from Walter Deliver Superior Surface Finish with Reduced Vibration Tendency.

The new PVD coated cermet grade WEP10C, along with FP2 geometry from Walter, can boost productivity and dimensional stability in mass production.

Waukesha, WI—The new indexable turning inserts from Walter are designed for applications where a soft cut and high precision is required. This is achieved thru the FP2 geometry, which is a high positive (18°) rake angle geometry with soft hone that insures reduced cutting forces and vibration tendency. High tool life is achieved thru WEP10C coated cermet grade with multilayer TiCN TiAlN PVD coating and fine cermet micro grain. The combination of edge preparation and grade also ensures dimensional stability over long periods of time, which boosts productivity in mass production

The new FP2 geometry also uses “minus tolerance” or “maximum corner radius” tolerance. This allows for a stronger corner radius to be presented than a standard ISO/ANSI corner radius. For example, to machine a shoulder with 0.0157" corner radius, usually ANSI-0.5 corner radius (0.0078") is required. However, with the FP2 geometry, a 1M tolerance (equivalent of ANSI 0.0157" but 0.0146"+/-0.0008" tolerance corner radius) can be used. The advantage is that a much stronger corner radius boosts tool life and also surface finish to machine the same feature. These new inserts are well suited for finishing thin-walled components, components with small diameters, long components, and components with unstable clamping as well as fine boring applications.

Walter, a global leader in the metalworking industry for over 100 years, offers a wide range of precision tools for milling, turning, drilling and threading applications. The company helps customers in the aviation and aerospace industries, automotive, energy, and general industry improve process reliability and increase productivity. As an innovative partner capable of creating digital process solutions for optimal efficiency, Walter is pioneering Industry 4.0 throughout the machining industry. With Regional Headquarters in Waukesha, WI, Walter markets its competence brands Walter, Walter Titex, Walter Prototyp and Walter Multiply through a network of channel partners and field engineers across the USA, Canada, Mexico and Brazil. www.walter-tools.com/us.

For Further Editorial Information Contact:
Kurt Ludeking
Director of Marketing
kurt.ludeking@walter-tools.com

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