Walter extends optimisation portfolio in the Technology Centre

​Many factors are important for efficient machining processes. With the comprehensive Walter Multiply service concept, the Tübingen based tool specialist provides support to its customers throughout the entire process chain. Whenever the objective is to optimise existing processes, commission new processes or manufacture prototypes, in the Walter Technology Center processes are thoroughly tested and solutions delivered to the customer ready for use.

Walter AG is now expanding its Technology Center with the addition of a new machine, which combines turning and 5-axis machining into one: The WFL MILLTURN M40-G with counter spindle and two tool turrets for simultaneous and complete machining, which is the "supreme discipline in machining" as far as efficiency is concerned. With this addition, Walter is following the sector trend towards processes matched to the component. At the same time, the tool specialist is offering its customers new opportunities to try out processes for their own production; this includes the manufacture of complex prototypes as well as the efficient organisation of previously unfamiliar machining processes. With the new WFL machine, this can all be performed in just one operation.

In addition, Walter provides a "virtual machining" service on the new machine. With "CrashGuard Studio" software, one can not only program the MILLTURN but discover problem areas even in a virtual test run.