New Walter Tiger·tec® Gold PVD grade for milling and drilling expands what a cutting grade can do

The new Tiger·tec® Gold PVD grade from Walter pushes the boundaries of cutting tool performance, versatility, and reliability.

New Tiger·tec® Gold PVD grade WSP45G from Walter pushes the boundaries of what a cutting tool material can be expected to do, both in terms of applications and with respect to the materials it can efficiently process. In addition to the compatibility, WSP45G inserts can be used with all standard milling cutters in the Walter lineup, including Xtra·tec® XT, Walter BLAXX and M4000 milling cutters. Further the new Tiger·tec® Gold PVD indexable inserts can also be used in Walter indexable insert drills such as the D4120 for ISO P steels, but also for difficult-to-cut materials from the ISO S and M material groups.
The unique TiAlN-Al2O3 multilayer coating system makes the WSP45G both hard and tough, and thus extremely resistant to abrasive wear and high temperatures, with controlled residual stresses and less flank wear, all boosting tool life. A special mechanical post-treatment improves thermal crack resistance and protects the cutting edge from micro-spalling. The light gold-colored topcoat of the multilayer system makes it easier to detect wear and thereby improves process reliability. Unused cutting edges are reliably identified, making it possible to utilize the full potential of the indexable insert and further extending tool life.

Fields of application for the new Tiger·tec® Gold PVD grade include demanding machining tasks, such as materials with difficult cutting properties and interrupted cuts. Depending on the material and application, the new Tiger-tec® Gold PVD grade achieves performance improvements of up to 75 percent. In areas of use such as automotive, energy and aerospace industries, the WSP45G grade is an ideal problem solver.

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 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.

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