2014-09-26

Even tougher guys

New discoveries during coating development provided the start: The successful universal range of mills with the descriptive name "Tough Guys" is going into retirement. The new MC326 and MC726 high-performance mills are proving to be worthy successors: With twice the performance.

The "Tough Guys" have long been established as all-round mills on the market, and not without good reason. They are highly productive and at the same time, versatile in their use: An indispensable combination in everyday production.

With the new MC326 type mills (shoulder/slot mill with 50° helix angle) and MC726 (routing mills with 50° helix angle), the precision tool specialists from Tübingen are now going one step even further: Representing the new high-performance product line "Walter Supreme", they are positively playing in the "Champions League" of the machining world, offering a high level of performance in terms of cutting parameters and tool life. The new WK40TF cutting material used is a combination of tougher carbide substrate and a new type of TiAlN coating. This, in conjunction with a special cutting edge pre-treatment process, means that performance is now doubled, with up to 100 percent longer tool life while maintaining the same output, or up to 100 percent higher cutting speeds. The MC326 and MC726 mills from the Walter Supreme product line are immediately available as a complete range, which also includes variants with a neck and corner radius, as well as with Weldon and cylindrical shanks. The 2014 Walter catalogue lists a total of 250 variants of the two universal mills.