New Copy Turn System Features Walter-Lock (WL) Positive Locking Technology

Press Release Summary:

  • Available in PVD and CVD grades for turning steels, stainless steels, cast irons and superalloy workpieces
  • Allow for a 50° undercut angle, ideal for profiling operations
  • Higher feeds can be achieved with chip thinning calculations


Original Press Release:

Walter Offers Maximum Stability with Cost Efficiency in its New Copy Turn System

New Walter system for copy turning features a high level of dimensional stability plus superior accuracy.

Waukesha, WI—The new W-1011-P/WL25 Copy Turn system features a unique Walter-Lock (WL) positive locking technology that supports the inserts very close to the cutting zone; leading to reduced vibrations, high stability and highly improved tool life in profiling operations.

With this new tool, V or D-style inserts with just two cutting edges and lower stability (ISO VBMT, VCMT, DCMT) are replaced with triangular cutting inserts with three cutting edges and high stability. These three-edged inserts allow for a 50° undercut angle, ideal for profiling operations. Since the insert shape enables turning both towards as well as away from the spindle, both cutting edges of the insert get utilized, substantially increasing the tool life. Additionally, with the chip thinning calculations, substantially higher feeds can be achieved, especially when the insert is feeding away from spindle. The positive-locking Walter Lock (WL) connection prevents the insert from moving in the pocket of the tool holder, contributing to higher indexing accuracy when compared to ISO indexable inserts. Walter’s signature precision coolant delivery on the rake and clearance faces promotes maximum tool life and efficient chip evacuation.

The new Walter W-1011-P/WL25 Copy Turn system boasts a high level of flexibility since four indexable insert types fit in the same tool: neutral, right-hand, left-hand, and full radius inserts. Geometries include MP4 and MM4 geometry with 35° cutting angle, and MU6 geometry for full radius indexable inserts. WL25 inserts are available in both PVD and CVD grades; for turning steels, stainless steels, cast irons and superalloy workpieces. The W1011 holders are available in square shank sizes of ¾ and 1 in., 20x20 and 25x25 mm with plans to extend the range into Capto adaption.

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.

For further editorial information contact:
Kurt Ludeking, Director of Marketing


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