General mechanical engineering

Special solutions for higher performance


Growth, competitive pressure and innovation in general mechanical engineering provide this industry with a continuous flow of new challenges in component manufacturing. This is also true for turning.

In particular, thin-walled components require soft-cutting turning tools and geometries. For these requirements too we have the right tool. To increase productivity even further, we employ combination tools for our users. Combining several machining operations in one dispenses with the need for time-consuming tool change. For the user, this means reduced unit costs and free tool spaces on the machine.​

Even our standard portfolio offers a comprehensive selection of turning and grooving tools. Our new turning geometries FP5, MP3, MP5, RP5 optimally equip you for finishing and roughing operations. The new geometries are characterised by their tough cutting edges and their special Tiger•tec® Silver coating. These provide tool lives which are far beyond average. ​

The Capto™ adaptor notably plays a particular role in turning. The unique polygon allows extremely high torques to be achieved. The stability of the taper (1:20) and the support face mean that they are self-retaining. Few gauge cuts are required, if any, for the purposes of repeatability of
+/- 2 µm in terms of centre height and linear and radial dimension.

Walter Valenite also offers a broad spectrum of precision tools for grooving. Whether for parting off, grooving, recessing or copy turning, Walter's cutting tool materials in conjunction with the right toolholder allow you to achieve optimal cutting data and high process reliability. Walter Valenite's grooving tools have a low tendency towards vibration, produce better surface finish quality and ensure longer tool life and good chip control.