Press Release Summary:
- Slitting cutters are available in diameters of 63 to 500 mm for insert widths and cutting widths of 1.5 to 5.0 mm
- Indexable inserts for cutters are available in a variety of grades and chip breakers to allow applications in a wide range of materials
- Suitable for cast-iron, steel and stainless-steel components
Original Press Release:
New Walter BLAXX F5055 Brings New Levels of Accuracy, Economy, and Reliability to Slitting Operations
With its highly accurate and robust construction and proven Walter indexable insert system, the new F5055 slitting cutter delivers
Waukesha, WI—Walter has introduced the Walter BLAXX F5055, a slitting cutter with excellent process reliability, accuracy, and tool life. It teams the extremely robust and precise construction of Walter BLAXX with the proven Walter Cut SX system of inserts. Based on self-gripping, form-locking indexable inserts and directing the cutting force into the tool, the Walter Cut SX system helps give the Walter BLAXX F5055 slitting cutter its superior process reliability with safe clamping of the insert even at higher speeds.
Indexable inserts for the F5055 are available in a variety of grades and chip breakers to allow applications in a wide range of materials. The SF5 geometry in either grade WSM33S (harder) or WSM43S (tougher) is the primary choice for slot milling applications. Or, if machining aluminum, the SK8 geometry, in the uncoated WK1 grade, is also offered.
The Walter Cut SX grooving system and the F5055 use the same indexable inserts, so users benefit from reduced inventory costs and additional grades and geometries. Walter supplies the F5055 in diameters of 63 to 500 mm for insert widths and cutting widths of 1.5 to 5.0 mm. Drive collars are available for arbor-mounting configurations, but adaptors for either ScrewFit or shell mill-mount configurations in both inch and metric pilot dimensions, are also available. The tool is suitable for cast-iron,steel and stainless-steel components. In addition, it also handles materials with difficult cutting properties such as in the aerospace industry, where production of large volumes of the highest-quality components demands tools with exceptional reliability.
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
Kurt Ludeking, Director of Marketing