Tiger·tec Silver Grade Inserts Deliver High Temperature and Wear Resistance

Originally titled 'Inserts Deliver High Temperature and Wear Resistance'

The grade’s coating enables users to increase their machining productivity, especially when using materials that are difficult to cut. The surfaces are also smooth, which significantly reduces edge buildup.

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Walter’s Tiger·tec Silver grade WSM45X creates an indexable insert with high temperature resistance, improved wear resistance, outstanding toughness, and exceptional hardness, the company says. These key features of the inserts can boost performance by as much as 67 percent over comparable tools. The special Tiger·tec Silver surface treatment coupled with Walter’s high-performance substrate ensure maximum process reliability when working with materials that have difficult cutting properties, such as titanium alloys.

The grade’s coating enables users to increase their machining productivity, especially when using materials that are difficult to cut. The surfaces are also smooth, which significantly reduces edge buildup. In addition, the two-tone Tiger·tec Silver coating allows users to identify wear quickly and thus ensure that all cutting edges are used efficiently.

The indexable inserts are available for all popular Xtra·tec and M4000 face and shoulder mills, and the Walter F2334 copy milling cutter. WSM45X is suited for machining stainless steels (ISO M) and difficult-to-cut materials (ISO S). Typical components include exhaust-gas turbochargers, turbine blades and titanium frames for use in the aerospace industry.

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