New Indexable Milling Grade

 In response to the success of its Tiger-tec Silver inserts, the company has added a tough grade to the Valenite indexable milling grade family.

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 In response to the success of its Tiger-tec Silver inserts, the company has added a tough grade to the Valenite indexable milling grade family. The existing universal WKP35S grade is now joined by WKP25S, a CVD Al2O3-coated insert that permits high feed and speed rates, and high rates of metal removal, particularly in the machining of steel and castings.

 
The WKP25S milling/cutting grade maximizes productivity through its ability to process all steels at high cutting speeds as well as with high average feed rates, yet increases process reliability through its high wear resistance, toughness and shock resistance. Plus, its proven bi-color coating also guarantees efficient wear detection. In addition, the new grade racks up similar improvements over conventional tooling in the machining of tool steels with strengths greater than 1,000 N/mm2 and when used in difficult conditions such as wet machining or machining materials with high tensile strength.
 
The new grade also excels in the machining of gray cast iron or cast iron containing vermicular graphite. It can process these hard to cut materials at average to high cutting speeds and average feed rates. The new grade is also ideal for difficult cutting conditions so often encountered when machining these materials, such as fluctuating material removal or severely interrupted cuts. 

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