Ramping Cutter machines non-ferrous metals such as aluminum.

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Featuring V-shaped cutting edge and protection against centrifugal force at insert contact surface, M2131 Sky·tec™ Ramping Cutter is suitable for rough milling and semi-finishing of pockets with high chip volume in non-ferrous metals, such as aluminum wrought alloys or aluminum lithium alloys used in aircraft components. Tool has 0.59 or 0.78 in. max cutting depth and 0.98–3.14 in. diameter. With integral cooling for MQL or emulsion, 90° cutter employs WNN15 grade for long tool life.



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New M2131 Sky-tec(TM) Ramping Cutter from Walter for Aluminum Machining



With its exceptional levels of process reliability, its high level of metal removal, and its long tool life, the Walter M2131 is becoming the tool of choice for rough milling and semi-finishing of pockets with high chip volume in non-ferrous metals.



Waukesha, WI – The new M2131 Sky·tec™ Ramping Cutter from Walter brings new, higher levels of process reliability to the machining of non-ferrous metals such as the aluminum wrought alloys or aluminum lithium alloys often used in aircraft structural components. The cutter allows shorter machining time due to its high metal removal rate and delivers long tool life thanks to the low build-up on the cutting edge.



The new M2131 boasts protection against centrifugal force at the insert contact surface, which helps ensure the tool’s high level of process reliability even at maximum speeds, and its V-shaped cutting edge for ramping promotes rough milling and semi-finishing of pockets with high chip volume.



This 90° shoulder milling cutter with ramping capability has a maximum cutting depth of 0.59 in. or 0.78 in. (15 or 20 mm), a diameter range of 0.98 in.—3.14 in. (25–80 mm), and a high level of radial runout accuracy.  The M2131, with integral cooling for MQL or emulsion, has a finely balanced basic body, with different interfaces such as HSK, ScrewFit, cylindrical shank or shell mill mount. It has two sizes of indexable inserts with various corner radii, and employs the new milling grade WNN15, known for its extremely long tool life.



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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