Walter Tools

2014-04-02

A machining calculator for all

​For all those who plan their machining processes not only with a smartphone, Walter is now also launching its app "Tools & More" as a desktop version for Windows PCs. The app with cutting data calculator and viability calculator has already been downloaded for IOS or Android more than 50,000 times. New features include an optimised user interface, a print and export function and also the name: "Tools & More" has been renamed the "Machining Calculator".

The "Tools & More" app has been around since 2011, and since then it has been downloaded over 50,000 times from the app shops iTunes or Google play. It can be used to precisely calculate a full range of cutting data for milling, drilling or turning, including torque, drive power, machining volume or main time, main cutting force and chip thickness. The integrated viability calculator also enables an uncomplicated comparison of two tool solutions in terms of savings and spare machine capacity. Walter has now reacted to requests from customers to be able to use these functionalities on PCs as well.

In future, the Walter app under the new name of "Machining Calculator" will also be available, both online and offline, as a desktop version for Windows PC. The online variant is integrated into the Walter website and can therefore be used on all operating systems. The offline variant can be downloaded from the website and installed on a Windows PC. Programming in HTML5 guarantees a uniform look & feel on different displays. The size of screen windows can be adjusted in both variants. The print function and the option to export the calculated cutting data in csv format, for example for an import into Excel, are new.

"Our machining calculator runs on all modern browsers and works for all users of metal cutting tools," explains Bernhard Weihermüller, e-Marketing & Sales Support team leader at Walter AG. The new English name is also easy to remember: Machining Calculator.