With the Insert Converter app, Walter is offering an app with which users can replace their current machining solution with Walter indexable inserts. Walter describes the app as not just of interest to users who have positive experiences working with Walter, it is also aimed at anyone who wants to optimise their machining process, increase tool life and process reliability or improve their productivity..
The search function has been deliberately kept simple: Users do not have to click through endless menu options and, instead, can make selections directly based on the grade or geometry. To do this, they enter the grade or chip formation geometry already in use – and the app then shows them Walter alternatives. The recommended grades or geometries may vary considerably depending on the workpiece material type (P, M, K, etc.). If required, the user receives additional detailed information such as the coating process or ISO classification and, in the case of ISO geometries, the indexable insert type as well.
In addition to carbide cutting tool materials, "ISO Advanced Materials" are also covered here, i.e.: CBN, PCD, ceramic and cermet. The range of applications includes ISO turning, grooving and parting off, and recessing. The goal is to always show users the latest Walter alternative for their machining solution. The company focused on practical application and user friendliness when developing the Insert Converter app, so it is compatible with both Android and iOS (Apple) devices. It is also available as a web version via a browser – and offline, if required. Those interested in the app can download it from the App Store, Google Play or Walter's website.