Walter Grooving and Cutoff Inserts Come with Silver PVD Coating

Originally titled 'Grooving and Cutoff Inserts Come with Silver PVD Coating'

Walter USA offers indexable inserts with the Tigertec Silver PVD aluminum oxide coating.

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Walter USA offers indexable inserts with the Tigertec Silver PVD aluminum oxide coating. These inserts are designed to deliver superior tool life, increased productivity and high temperature wear resistance.

The combination of toughness and wear resistance is a plus in any application, but particularly in grooving and cutoff operations because the tools experience several different conditions within the cut, according to Walter.

Because of its optimized surface structure, Tigertec Silver PVD is designed to lower the friction on the cutting surface. Also, sharp and highly defined cutting edges can be achieved because the coatings are thinner than conventional coatings. This fact, as well as the particularly smooth surface helps to prevent build-up on the cutting edge and provide a high level of process reliability.

This coating is available in four grades: WSM13S, WSM23S, WSM33S and WSM43S. The cutting material WSM13S is suitable for use in stable machining conditions because of its distinctive hardness. The cutting material WSM43S is aimed at unstable clamping arrangements and machining conditions, low cutting speeds and interrupted cuts because of its excellent toughness properties. The middle variants WSM23S and WSM33S are designed to cover the large intermediate range. This gives users an optimum grooving solution for each material and each application.
 

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