Walter GB customers hit the jackpot with New tiger.tec gold milling inserts.
A number of customers across varied industry sectors are already striking it rich with the new Tiger.tec Gold cutting inserts from tooling expert Walter GB in a range of rough and finish milling operations, including:
An aerospace and automotive supplier increased metal removal rates on an EN24T steel workpiece by over 150 per cent and reduced tooling cost by 73 per cent, resulting in operational cost savings of 71 per cent; and recently announced by Walter GB, Tiger.tec Gold features a new and innovative titanium aluminium oxide (TiAIN) coating process that revolutionises carbide insert performance by offering staggering increases in tool life compared to inserts coated using the conventional chemical vapour deposition (CVD) process.
Tiger.tec Gold inserts additionally boast higher wear resistance on flank faces, reduced hairline cracking, a greater resistance to plastic deformation and improved process reliability.
Walter’s high levels of expertise and claims of increased productivity are being proven in the field, with Tiger.tec Gold outshining tooling from competitors. This highlights how, together with customers, Walter GB will always find the best solutions.
For 45 deg face milling of EN24T steel shafts on a 12,000 revs/min horizontal machining centre at a supplier to the aerospace and automotive sectors, Tiger.tec Gold was run at different speed and feed rates (180 m/min and 1,074 mm/min compared to 100 m/min and 353 mm/min with the competitor’s insert).
The resulting operational cost savings of 71 per cent were made up of increased metal removal rates (by more than 150 per cent) and a 73 per cent reduction in tooling costs, and over a year the use of Tiger.tec Gold on this operation alone would release 31 hours of machining capacity.