Walter rounds off its range of solid carbide universal milling cutters

With the Xill·tec® MC230 and MC233 Advance milling cutters, Walter already introduced two ranges of solid carbide milling cutters that are powerful and can be used universally – for all ISO materials from groups P, M, K, N and S, as well as for all standard roughing and finishing applications and milling strategies. As part of a second launch stage, the tool manufacturer is now rounding off its range with Xill·tec® two-edge and eight-edge milling cutters, offering diameters of between 2 mm and 25 mm and cutting lengths from 1 to 5 × Dc. With these long cutting lengths, Walter is embracing the trend for dynamic milling as a standard application in the universal range. One of its major advantages is that the entire tool length can be used with accordingly high material removal rates. There are also various geometries, each developed for a particular application, material or machining strategy.

The Xill·tec® MC230 Advance basic range also sees the addition of new Xill·tec® milling cutters from the MC233 Advance range. These are designed with chip breakers and are therefore suitable for high chip volumes, for example for dynamic roughing. In other words, they are suitable for applications where the chips need to be kept short, despite using long cutting edges and safely carried away. When compared with their market competitors, both milling cutters have a tool life that is around 30% longer when used at the same cutting speed and with the same material. This is thanks to geometries whose variable helices are coordinated with the number of teeth and cutting edge length, combined with the new tough WK40TF universal grade with TiAlN coating. The latter was developed and manufactured by Walter in-house for Xill·tec® solid carbide milling tools.

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