Walter has introduced the TC470 Supreme solid carbide thread former, an innovative approach to thread forming that combines a new geometry with more forming edges than comparable thread formers. The new thread former features a new coating and surface treatment for better tool life, higher productivity, and increased process reliability in large batch and high-volume production while achieving a lower cost per thread.
The exceptionally smooth yet hard coating improves surface quality, which, in turn, significantly reduces torque requirements. Intended for blind hole and through hole threads and thread depths up to 3.5 x DN in steel, it has also shown good results in machining cast iron and aluminum. The TC470 Supreme is offered in four variants: With or without lubrication grooves and/or internal coolant, as well as with radial or axial coolant outlet, optimized for long and short threads.
The TC470 thread former is available in dimension range of (metric) M3–M10 or (metric fine) M10 × 1–M16 × 1.5.
The Supreme designation indicates the highest level of technology and performance available. The Supreme lineup of products is one of three designations to Walter product technology—Preform, Advance, Supreme.
The Perform tools are products that provide an economical solution with focused importance on price. The Advance tools are products which are efficiently balanced between price and performance.
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.