Walter’s New Tiger∙tec® Gold Line Extension Tools Feature Latest Coating Technology for Long Tool Life

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New Tiger∙tec® Gold Line Extensions are reliable and long lasting with a smooth rake face, gold-colored top layer, a tough cutting edge and the latest coating technology. The WKP35G milling grade tool is available in both positive and negative inserts. Inserts for the Walter BLAXX shoulder milling cutters include four 90° cutting edges. M4000 extensions feature a square shape and wavy design of the clearance face, and small corner radii for adaptability. Tough sintered inserts for the F4045 cutter have 14 cutting edges and a variant corner radius. New inserts for the M3024 feature 14 cutting edges, positive geometry, and secondary cutting edge or corner radius. All new tools on the extension have a tough carbide substrate covered by an extremely tough and resistant TiAIN layer with high aluminum content and topped by a TiN top layer that will protect the substrate against wear and damage.


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New Tiger∙tec® Gold line extension from Walter features proven performance and reliability

Superior cutting performance, maximum process reliability and the latest coating technology mark the milling insert line extension.

Waukesha, WI—Walter has announced several extensions to its Tiger·tec® Gold inserts, all of which possess the features that have made it so successful: A smooth rake face for excellent friction characteristics; optimum wear detection due to its gold-colored top layer; an especially tough cutting edge for maximum process reliability; and the latest coating technology for long tool life.

The extensions of the Tiger·tec® Gold line include the new WKP35G milling grade, manufactured using the innovative ultra low-pressure CVD method (ULP-CVD), and available in both positive and negative inserts. Sintered inserts for the Walter BLAXX shoulder milling cutters with four 90° cutting edges. M4000 extensions with a square shape, wavy design of the clearance face, and small corner radii. Tough sintered inserts for the F4045 cutter with 14 cutting edges and variant corner radius. Also, a new wiper insert for the F4045. New inserts for the M3024 boasting 14 cutting edges, positive geometry, and secondary cutting edge or corner radius. And two new wiper inserts for the M2136 shoulder mill.

Like previous Tiger·tec® Gold inserts, the extensions to the line employ a particularly tough carbide substrate covered by an extremely tough and resistant TiAIN layer with a high aluminum content and topped by a TiN top layer that helps protect the substrate against abrasion, hairline cracks, plastic deformation and oxidation. This gold-colored top layer enables outstanding wear detection and boasts impressive friction characteristics. Additionally, a thin TiN layer is located between the carbide substrate and the TiAIN layer, ensuring excellent binding of the layers.

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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