2016-09-21

Walter wins the MM Award for Innovation

With its new Tiger▪tec® Gold coating technology, Walter AG has secured its place on the podium at the MM Award ceremony in the "Tools" category.

As the successor to Tiger▪tec®Silver, the new Tiger▪tec® Gold coating, with its titanium aluminium nitride (TiAlN) layer, provides significant improvements in the coating properties – and thereby ensures even better tool life, productivity and process reliability. A special coating process, known as the "ultra-low pressure method" (ULP-CVD), ensures perfect wear detection, exceptional resistance to flank face wear and hairline cracks and improved resistance to plastic deformation. Numerous practical tests have demonstrated increases in tool life of up to 200% in specific applications.

Jörg Drobniewski, head of cutting tool material development, and Dr. Dirk Stiens, head of CVD coating development, accepted the coveted award for Walter AG. "We are very pleased with this award. We presented the new coating for the first time at the AMB this year. Following on from Tiger▪tec® and Tiger▪tec® Silver, we have now achieved a further innovative leap with Tiger▪tec® Gold. We have once again proven that we develop pioneering technologies to provide answers for the growing requirements of the market," explains Drobniewski.

For the third time, the industry magazine MM MaschinenMarkt presented the MM Award in several categories at the AMB – the international exhibition for metalworking. Awards were given to the most innovative exhibits in the field of metalworking.


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