Walter launches PCD grooving inserts that deliver high cutting speeds, longer tool life, and superior surfaces

The latest addition to Walter’s innovative GX grooving system brings higher levels of efficiency and surface quality to aluminum and titanium operations.

Walter has added PCD grooving inserts to its Walter Cut GX grooving system, the innovative tool technology for grooving and parting off. These new geometries, straight edge (F1) and full radius (M1) excel at grooving in aluminum and titanium alloys, bringing high cutting speed, longer tool life, and superior surface quality to grooving, parting, and recessing operations. These geometries work particularly well in aerospace, medical device, and automotive applications.

The WDN10 is a new high-performance and wear-resistant polycrystalline diamond (PCD) grade that delivers outstanding hardness, a low coefficient of friction and minimum heat distortion. This helps result in maximum productivity and cost efficiency in the high-speed machining of nonferrous materials. These new Walter grooving inserts achieve excellent surface finish because of their exceptional cutting-edge sharpness. This sharpness is achieved by controlling the PCD grain size and through the Walter manufacturing process.
The GX24-WDN10 inserts boast chipbreaker geometry, are laser marked with grade designation along with ISO and ANSI corner-radius designation, and feature widths from 0.078-0.118 in. (2-8 mm).

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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