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Geometry and Grade Combination for Hard Materials

Walter MS3 geometry provides pinpoint cooling, longer tool life and high quality surface finishes.

Walter offers the MS3 cutting geometry teamed with a high tech grade, WSM01.

The WSM01 grade, manufactured using the high-power impulse magnetron sputtering (HiPIMS) method, provides smooth surfaces that are characterized by enhanced layer thickness, layer bonding and high-level wear resistance.

The combination of the HiPIMS PVD coating and the MS3 geometry is suitable for machining ISO S materials with difficult cutting properties such as high temperature alloys, titanium, cobalt-based and nickel-based alloys. Secondary applications for this grade/geometry combination are steel, stainless steel and non-ferrous material groups (ISO P, M and N).

Negative inserts with MS3 geometry are available with both sintered and fully ground circumference. Their smooth surface and extremely sharp cutting edges keep build up to a minimum and provide a high quality surface finish. "This makes it significantly easier to reliably manufacture burr-free components," said a company spokesperson. The new insert is particularly suitable for machining unstable or thin-walled components and set-ups with long overhangs, since its highly positive geometry provides low cutting pressure and prevents vibration. The MS3 insert - much like Walter's RM5 - is equipped with coolant jet guiding geometry to provide optimum cooling directly on the cutting edge. It is well-suited to turning applications and to medium machining applications in the aerospace industry, medical components manufacturing, general mechanical engineering and the automotive industry.

For more information contact:

Walter USA, LLC

N22 W23855 Ridgeview Pkwy. West

Waukesha, WI 53188


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