PCD inserts from Walter for milling non-ferrous materials.

Walter has introduced indexable inserts with brazed PCD (polycrystalline diamond) cutting edges for the Xtra·tec® XT M5130 shoulder milling cutter and most M4000 milling cutters, including the M4003 face milling cutter.

The PCD inserts are suitable for milling a variety of nonferrous workpiece materials, including aluminum, aluminum-silicon alloys, magnesium, magnesium-based alloys, plastics and fiber-reinforced plastics. Prominent application areas include automotive, aerospace and general mechanical engineering. Aviation in particular uses wrought alloys made of aluminum.

The new PCD inserts impart the finest surface finishes while shoulder, face and slot milling. The tools enable precise machining with reduced cutting forces and minimal vibration tendencies. They have a low cost because of their extremely long tool life as a result of the cutting edge being made of the hardest known material. In addition, the PCD inserts provide the shortest machining times due to their ability to mill at high cutting speeds. The inserts can be used dry, with emulsion of MQL (minimum quantity lubrication).

The BCGT090304R-B85 WDN20 and BCGT120408R-B85 WDN20 positive rhombic inserts have one PCD cutting edge per insert and are for the Xtra·tec® XT M5130 shoulder milling cutter.

The SDGW09T304-A88 WDN20 and SDGW120408-A88 WDN20 positive square inserts are equipped with a single edgy PCD cutting edge. These system inserts with corner radius are for most M4000 milling cutters. The SDGW09T3AZR-A88 WDN20 positive square insert also a single full edge PCD cutting edges and in some applications two corners may be used. It is designed specifically for the M4003 face milling cutter from the M4000 series.

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 Greer, SC, 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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