Walter is expanding its range of products that can be ordered using the Walter Xpress fast delivery service to include indexable inserts.
Until now, the special custom solutions that customers could order using the service had been limited to round tools and indexable insert bodies/carriers, and the tools had to be 'close to the standard tool'. Walter now offers its customers the benefits of Xpress for indexable inserts too, especially regarding short delivery times – three weeks for indexable insert special tools and four weeks for indexable inserts. Having short replenishment times aims to reduce the number of tools customers have in circulation and consequently cut their costs. They also help to ensure a higher degree of certainty when planning.
The first indexable inserts to be available via Walter Xpress are the high-performance P600 inserts (orders of 10 to 200 pieces), which have a diameter of between 12 and 37.99 mm and are suitable for holes with a tolerance of IT8 or IT9 – in intermediate sizes or with a special shoulder design (e.g. land or radius). Not forgetting the four-edged indexable inserts in the MX Cut system (orders of 10 to 50 pieces), which have a maximum cutting depth of 6 mm and a cutting width of between 1 and 3.3 mm – in intermediate sizes with a full radius, straight edge or lands between 30 and 50°. Both types of indexable insert can be ordered from your Walter contact partner or via the online form in the Xpress area of the Walter website.