Walter Xtra-tec XT Cutters Benefit Milling Operations

Originally titled 'Cutters Benefit Milling Operations'

Walter’s Xtra-tec XT range of milling tools are designed to achieve productivity and process reliability.

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Walter USA’s the Xtra-tec XT range of milling tools are designed to achieve productivity and process reliability. These milling tools offer shoulder milling cutters and a face milling cutter. The mills cover many requirements in shoulder and slot milling in common material groups.

One feature of these milling tools is the position of the indexable inserts, which is at a greater incline and with a larger contact surface, according to the company. This is said to reduce the surface pressure in the seat while increasing stability. The larger screw hole cross-section stabilizes the indexable insert, and the longer screws hold it in place more securely. The cutter body has also been designed for stability.

Along with process reliability, the position of the indexable inserts also enables the addition of an extra tooth, increasing productivity. The 90-degree shape of the shoulder milling cutters is said to help reduce the need for additional finishing operations. The clamping screws, which are easy to access, are said to optimize handling. Another feature is the small indexable inserts that can be fitted to the milling cutters, reducing machining allowances.