Walter is providing new insert widths up to 19 mm to its standard product range. With the G2016-P groove turning holder and the UX grooving insert with GD2 geometry, Walter is launching a grooving system developed specifically for heavy-duty cutting. It is transferring the insert widths of 12 and 19 mm from the special to the standard product offering.
Special features of the system include tangentially mounted UX insert, while the toolholder and insert are additionally connected via a stable positioning groove. These design features make the system incredibly stable and prevent the insert being ‘twisted out’ of the seat during machining.
The GD2 geometry, which is also new, features a protective chamfer for a strong cutting edge, which transitions directly into a positive chip formation. As a result, it enables a very soft cutting action at the same time as good chip breaking—even with large cutting depths and feeds (f) from 0.2 to 0.6 mm.
With this system, Walter is expanding its insert widths in the standard range from the previous maximum of 10 to 19 mm now. As a result, in-stock inserts are now available from a quantity of one unit. The primary application is steel; but it is also possible to achieve good results in cast iron. The high degree of stability and process reliability of the grooving system is beneficial for the heavy-duty cutting needs in the energy and wind power sector in particular, for example, for machining generator and turbine shafts. The same applies to large shaft manufacturers, shipbuilding and mechanical engineering.
The combination with wear-resistant Walter Tiger·tec Silver MT-CVD grades additionally increases the tool life—and therefore, the cost-efficiency of the system.
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