New Cermet Turning Insert from Walter Doubles Tool Life and Ensures Maximum Dimensional Accuracy

Walter has introduced a new cermet turning insert that deliver superior surface finish with reduced vibration. The new PVD coated cermet grade WEP10C, along with low cutting pressure from its negative clearance FP5 geometry and cutting-edge preparation, can boost productivity and dimensional stability in mass production. Primary application is steel (ISO P) with secondary application in stainless steel (ISO M) and cast iron (ISO K).

Also, the new FP5 geometry of the cermet turning insert allows it to be well suited for finishing with continuous and slightly interrupted cuts, and unparalleled wear resistance.

These indexable turning inserts are designed for applications where a soft cut and high precision is required.  Long tool life is achieved through the WEP10C coated cermet grade with multilayer PVD TiCN TiAlN coating and extra fine cermet substrate grain. Walter’s combination of edge preparation and grade also ensures dimensional stability. Primary applications include energy, automotive, and general metalworking.

In addition to the negative clearance geometry FP5, the WEP10C grade cermet turning inserts are also available in positive clearance FP2 and FP4 geometries, The FP4 geometry is ideal for finishing operations with visibly shiny surface finish, while the FP2 geometry is ideal for small diameters, fine boring and in general any application that requires a sharper cutting edge. The grade WEP10C is offered in most common ISO shaped inserts including C, D, S, T, V, and W.

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About Walter

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 metalworking

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.