Walter expands its Tiger·tec® Gold line with the WMP45G grade designed specifically for turbine blade machining

December 14, 2018 3:41 pm

With its unique coating technology and other innovations Walter WMP45G Tiger·tec® Gold grade improves turbine blade machining.

Waukesha, WI—Walter has expanded its Tiger·tec® Gold line of indexable inserts with the addition of the WMP45G grade made specifically to handle the challenges of turbine blade machining. The new WMP45G grade, available as round indexable inserts for the F2334R copy milling cutter, is designed for face milling and copy milling of martensitic and austenitic stainless steels.

The Tiger·tec® Gold line’s innovative combination of a heat-resistant yet tough substrate with a TiAIN coating layer holds a unique place in the market and sets the benchmark in Ultra Low Pressure CVD coating technology. The technology enables Tiger·tec® Gold to boost tool life, increase productivity, and provide greater process reliability. The new grade is available in three different geometries – D57, D67 and F67 – to suit the stability of various machines, clamping arrangements, and workpiece geometries.

Developed especially for roughing turbine blades: The new WMP45G Tiger·tec® Gold grade for use with the Walter F2334R copy milling cutter.

The performance of the WMP45G is as unique as the grade itself: This new grade boosts the number of turbine blades usually milled in multi-tasking machines by 20 to 50 percent. In addition, it also boasts the well-known benefits of the Tiger·tec® Gold grades, including good wear detection. Walter recommends using the WMP45G when cutting parameters are critical and long tool life is needed. As a result, this new turbine blade grade is especially beneficial for users who work with high volumes and require high machine output.

Walter, a global leader in the metalworking industry with over 90 years of experience in precision cutting tools for milling, drilling, turning, boring and specialized tools, helps customers improve process reliability and increase productivity. With Regional Headquarters in Waukesha, WI, Walter markets its competence brands Walter Valenite, Walter Titex, Walter Prototyp and Walter Multiply through a strong network of distributors and field engineers across subsidiaries in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina.

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