Walter Unveils New Round Insert Milling Cutter, a Universal New System that Increases Productivity

September 13, 2021 11:34 am

This versatile round insert milling cutter boosts process stability and extends tool life while also reducing tooling costs.

Waukesha, WI — Walter has introduced the Xtra·Tec® XT M5468 round insert milling cutter, a universal system for copy, face, ramping, pocket, and circular interpolation milling. The versatile Xtra·Tec® XT M5468 is suitable for steel, stainless steel, cast iron, non-ferrous material with difficult cutting properties, and hard machining. It is ideal for copy milling with minimal material removal.

Caption WAL-526: Walter Xtra·Tec® XT N5468 round insert milling cutter.

The Xtra·Tec® XT M5468 provides protection against twisting and cutting-edge rotation due to the eight facets on its indexable inserts. It also yields maximum productivity thanks to its ability to support optimum cutting data and promote long tool life, as well as maximum process stability due to the indexing of the indexable inserts using facets. This oversized milling cutter, which handles machining operations on deep shoulders, is easily adaptable to various machining operations due to its variety of indexable insert sizes and geometries. A high level of flexibility is enhanced by a cylindrical modular interface that permits its use in existing adapter systems.

The Walter Xtra·Tec® XT M5468 also accommodates ScrewFit, Weldon shank, and shell mill mount interfaces. Its universal adaptability promotes lower tool costs and reduced time and labor, and a high level of cost efficiency results from both the Tiger·tec® cutting tool materials and higher number of teeth. Available insert variants are fully sintered, and fully ground circumference. Diameters range from 1-4-in. (20-100 mm), and there are two  pitches for different applications. Areas of use include die and mold, general metalworking, and the energy industry, among others.

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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