Walter expands Tiger-Tec Silver range

Walter now offers the high-performance Tiger·tec Silver WSM45X indexable insert grade for ISO S for titanium and heat resistant alloys and M for austenitic stainless steels for the Xtra·tec XT range of M5130 shoulder milling cutters, the M5468 copy milling cutters, the M5008 high-feed milling cutters and the BLAXX F5041 and F5141 shoulder milling cutters.

The combination of the special substrate, which is wear-resistant yet tough, with an Aluminium Oxide coating is the only one of its kind on the market and ensures a high level of process reliability.

The coating protects the substrate against excessive heat and is extremely smooth enabling a high level of productivity and superior resistance to the formation of build-up on the cutting edge.

This makes the Tiger·tec Silver WSM45X grade a proven problem-solver, particularly when it comes to roughing titanium alloys in the aerospace industry and when machining stainless steel.

The two-tone Tiger·tec Silver coating is designed to ease the detection of edge wear. Typical components that are machined using the WSM45X grade are exhaust turbochargers, turbine blades and titanium structural components for the aircraft industry.

In addition to the new program extension, the Tiger·tec Silver WSM45X range of inserts is already available across the previously launched Xtra·tec XT and M4000 universal milling system platforms which include face milling cutters, shoulder milling cutters, high-feed milling cutters, octagonal insert and copy milling cutters.