Walter Expands its Cut-SX Single-Edged Grooving System

Originally titled 'Company Expands Single-Edged Grooving System'

Walter has added additional sizes and designs to its Walter Cut-SX single-edged grooving system for grooving and parting.

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Walter has added additional sizes and designs to its Walter Cut-SX single-edged grooving system for grooving and parting. With the expanded line-up, the cutting depth of grooves is no longer limited to the length of the insert, as it had been with double-edged systems.

Process reliability is enhanced by Cut-SX’s self-clamping inserts. This is made possible by having precisely matched grooving inserts and insert holders, a positive locking insert shape with form fit underside and a sturdy top clamp. A major advantage of this design is that in comparison to conventional inserts fitted at a straight angle, process reliability is significantly increased because a positive locking insert cannot be “lost” during machining. This is particularly important with parting, where there is always a risk that an insert can be pulled from the holder by the action of the workpiece and the bar separating.

Additionally, because grooving or parting applications may inhibit externally applied coolant from reaching the cutting edge, the Walter Cut-SX G2012-P toolholder features internal coolant delivered directly to the cutting edge, both with and without high pressure.

Walter Cut-SX G2012-P toolholders with through coolant are now available in the inch shank sizes of ½”, 5/8”, ¾” and 1”. Walter has now added the metric shank sizes of 12 and 16 mm (0.47 and 0.63 in.) for smaller diameters to complement the 20 and 25 mm shanks already available.