Milling cutters with corner radius introduced to the Walter Perform product range
With the launch of the new MC232 Perform solid carbide milling cutters, Walter is both rounding off its portfolio of products and opening up new possibilities: For the first time, the Tübingen-based tool specialists are bringing a milling cutter with a corner radius and reduced neck to the market as part of Walter's cost-effective Perform product range. The Walter range in the MC232 Perform family now includes solid carbide cutters with or without a reduced neck and with or without a corner radius in a total of 126 dimensions, of 2–20 mm in diameter. The milling cutters can be used for all typical milling applications (lateral milling, full slotting, pocket milling, helical plunging, ramping) and are suitable for a variety of materials and milling strategies.
Solid carbide milling cutters with corner radii meet an important demand of the market. This is because the corner radius allows the user to better approach individual component geometries. It also improves the tool life of the milling cutter, as the edge stability is increased. The reduced neck in turn makes the milling cutter more flexible, as the user can use it with an even wider variety of cutting depths.
Other features of the Perform line have been adopted: For example, the high level of cost efficiency for small and medium batch sizes, or Walter's own WJ30ED grade, which provides a high level of wear resistance. ISO P materials are the primary application of the MC232 Perform, with ISO M and ISO K as secondary applications. The new milling cutters are likely to be of particular interest to job shops and manufacturers with frequently changing orders or quantities.