With the Walter Cut MX, Tübingen-based Walter AG has designed a tool for grooving and parting off that retains all the best bits from earlier systems while also eliminating the weaknesses of these earlier systems.
Its indexable inserts each boast four precision-ground cutting edges, the three chip former types GD8, CF5 and RF5, and new Tiger·tec® Silver PVD cutting tool materials. The self-aligning, tangential clamping system and the dowel pin location in the insert seat provide stability, which in turn allows for high repeat accuracy and process reliability. They also prevent the inserts from being incorrectly fitted.
The extraordinarily effective chip control offered by the CF5 sintered chip former geometry makes it a good choice for many users. Cutting depths of up to 6 mm and cutting widths of between 0.8 and 3.25 mm are available in Walter's standard range. Non-standard sizes and versions are available via Walter Xpress. Due to the extremely precise centre height and the precision-ground cutting edges, the system is ideal for precision grooves, circlip grooves and small diameters. The efficiency of the system is such that only one type of cutting insert is required for both the left- and the right-hand tool holder – furthermore, if one cutting edge breaks, you can continue working with the rest.