New Tiger·tec ® Gold Inserts from Walter Improve Steel Turning Tool Life, Productivity and Process Reliability

August 16, 2022 10:06 am

Tiger·tec Gold ® turning inserts have increased tool life by an average of approximately 50% thanks to their special multi-layer CVD coating.

Waukesha, WI — Walter has introduced new grades of Tiger·tec® Gold inserts for turning steel with a variety of both negative and positive geometries. The WPP10G grade is primarily for continuous cuts and highest cutting speeds. The WPP20G is a universal grade ideal for most applications, with an optimized performance between toughness, hardness and tool life. And the tough WPP30G grade is for interrupted cuts and unfavorable machining conditions. Walter now offers users these three Tiger·tec® Gold grades, specially designed for turning operations in steel (with cast iron as a secondary application). In hundreds of customer tests globally these new inserts have increased tool life by an average of approximately 50% thanks largely to their layered structure of coatings.

New Walter Tiger·tec ® Gold inserts for steel turning.

A patent-pending, highly textured, multi-layered MT-TiCN layer increases toughness and reduces flank face wear, resulting in lower cost per cutting edge. The inserts’ highly textured Al2O3 layer also minimizes crater wear, and the gold-colored top layer improves wear detection. The gradient carbide substrate boosts wear resistance and toughness. In addition, Walter provides its signature multi-stage post-treatment. This produces an unusually smooth rake face, reducing friction and also increasing toughness.

This ensures high process reliability in automated processes. With this expansion of the product range, users can now benefit from maximum flexibility and minimal component costs when turning.

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 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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