3/25/2019 | 1 MINUTE READ

Walter Cartridges Enable Large Component Milling

Originally titled 'Milling Cartridges Machine Large Components'
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Replaceable and adjustable cartridges bring the benefits of Walter’s M4000 universal milling system to the machining of larger components.

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Walter USA cartridges are available to convert the standard F2010 mill bodies into the following: the M4002, which a 15-degree lead high-feed mill; the M4003, a 45-degree lead mill; and the M4132, a 90-degree shoulder mill, which is available in two insert sizes. These four cartridges enable the M4000 series to benefit the machining of medium and large components, according to the company.

These benefits include soft cutting action plus positive geometry, which is said to result in high metal removal rates and efficiency. Previously this series was available only in diameters as large as 6" (160 mm), but these cartridge-based milling cutters come in a diameter ranging from 3.15" to 12.4" (from 80 to 315 mm) and can be used to machine medium and large components as well as small ones.

The design, which consists of a basic body plus four adjustable or interchangeable cartridge-types, is said to make this a good choice for users who want to carry out shoulder milling, face milling, or high-feed milling operations. The adjustable nature of the cartridges enables the runout to be fine-tuned to produce superior surface quality, according to the company. Additionally, the machines are versatile, which makes them especially useful for steel and cast-iron workpieces, stainless steels, materials with difficult cutting properties, aluminium and other non-ferrous metals. These benefits are said to make the system relevant to users working in a range of fields, such as mechanical engineering, automotive, and aviation and aerospace.

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