Walter develops new aluminium drilling line

In the field of aluminium machining, operators often look for more specialist tools as their requirements are often very specific. Now, with the new DC166 Supreme, premium tool manufacturer Walter has demonstrated just how special a standard drill can be.

The solid carbide drill with internal coolant has been specially developed for machining aluminium and other ISO N materials, which is why it boasts certain distinctive features. All the key surfaces on the drill, such as flutes, lands or clearance angles are polished. This reduces friction and prevents adhesion when machining the highly adhesive material.

This increases the tool life and the process reliability of the drill. The highly innovative, patent-pending thinner web of the DC166 Supreme is like nothing else on the market. It prevents the edge from building up and improves the chip removal and the supply of cooling lubricant.

The aluminium specialists' innovative design facilitates exceptionally high cutting speeds in conjunction with excellent drilling quality – especially in terms of the roundness of the hole and the surface quality. The arrival of the Walter DC166 Supreme is a product that can be used with emulsion, oil or minimum quantity lubrication (MQL), in 5XD, with a diameter of 3 to 12mm.

By having the Walter DC166 Supreme available as standard, the Tübingen-based company can quickly show the drill's performance in action to potential users. At the same time, Walter also offers the drill as a special tool up to 30XD in diameters from 3 to 20mm via the Walter Xpress Service.

This provides a shorter delivery time of maximum of two weeks. The DC166 Supreme is of interest for all areas of application dealing with ISO N materials, especially the automotive sector and aircraft construction.