Mould and die making

Machining in mould and die manufacturing

Reproducible precision and quality

The mould and die making industry is continually being faced with new challenges: Increasingly smaller tools, higher demands for precision, more complex forms, growing cost pressure, and greater efficiency and productivity.

An additional challenge is presented by particularly hard steels or types of cast iron, which are machined on machine tools. The aim is to produce forms with the highest degree of accuracy, since these will be used to manufacture complex components later on, for example in the automotive industry. It is little wonder then that the mould and die making industry has been setting the pace for new machining technologies. A development which has an impact on precision tool manufacturers. New machine tools require ever higher cutting speeds and dimensional accuracy.​

With the expertise of Walter, Walter Titex and Walter Prototyp, we are providing you with more than simply excellent machining tools. Achieving success calls for the right machining strategies. This is why we develop comprehensive, high-precision machining solutions all from a single source. We speak the language of mould and die making and work hand in hand with the users.

We offer not only customised solutions for complete machining operations designed individually for you by our engineering experts, but also a global service and on-site technical support. We give you quality and precision without compromise.

With our indexable insert tools and solid carbide tools, users can achieve a high metal removal rate in roughing operations and benefit from a low vibration tendency and therefore high process reliability in finishing operations. Our tooling systems can be used universally and include plunge milling, circular interpolation milling and plunging, amongst others.

In particular, our F4030 high-performance milling cutter offers an optimal machining possibility for mould and die making. Extremely high, reliable cutting data and tool life can be achieved with the new Tiger•tec® Silver coating allied to the combination of easy-cutting geometry and high stability, as well as a six-edged negative basic shape.

Thanks to its innovative geometry, the Proto•max™ST is also setting new standards, with a metal removal rate of up to 50% more than commercially available three- or four-edged tools. High surface quality as a result of differential pitch and the resulting reduced component vibration serve to highlight the benefits of the Walter Prototyp solid carbide tools here.