WALTER-Speedmax has developed a range of tools that far exceed existing possibilities and create a new standard in tool optimisation when cutting steels.
According to Walter-Speedmax, the new tools increase productivity by up to 100%. This is achieved by the new cutting materials WKP 25 and WKP 35, among others.
Jorg Drobniewski, development head for cutting materials, said while the Tiger-tec cutting materials had been designed for cast iron, the new Xtra-tec cutting materials, in combination with the newly developed tool bodies and indexable inserts, provided the same results in terms of machining steel.
“Thus, we have created the Tiger for steel," he added.
Walter-Speedmax' systematic development programme, based on the success of Tiger-tec, has led to the creation of two universal cutting materials for steel and cast iron.
WKP 25 and WKP 35 excel in markedly reduced formation of comb cracks, thus making the tougher WKP 35 grade, in particular, the ideal partner for wet machining operations, too.
Both grades ensure optimum tool life, even at considerably increased cutting speeds, thus creating the basis for high performance cutting (HPC) of steel and cast iron.