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Walter takes an innovative leap with Tiger·tec Gold
Date Published：4/25/2017 02:04:27 PM
New colour, new coating technology, even greater wear resistance: The Tiger·tec® Gold WKP35G grade from Walter with its special TiAlN coating is just the start of a whole new generation of indexable inserts. Image: Walter AG
Tiger·tec Gold in the Walter BLAXX M3024 heptagon milling cutter. Already suitable for a wide range of applications, in future, the new Walter WKP35G grade will be compatible with more and more tools. Image: Walter AG
Having revolutionised the industry in the past with the Tiger·tec® and Tiger·tec Silver coatings, the machining specialists at Walter AG in Tübingen are now making another technological advance. Walter is one of the world's first companies to present a new technology platform: Tiger·tec Gold – with the WKP35G milling grade. Compared with the CVD aluminium oxide-coated grades currently in use, the new Tiger·tec Gold with a titanium aluminium nitride (TiAlN) coating once again boasts significantly improved properties – resulting in longer tool life, increased productivity and greater process reliability. This is partially due to the innovative, special "ultra low" coating process (ULP-CVD) that Walter has used to establish tomorrow's technology today.
The new TiAlN coating from Walter is their response to growing demands. The Walter developers have been using Tiger·tecâ Gold for some time now in special applications – and to great effect. They recorded markedly improved properties compared with other coatings: Considerably higher wear resistance on the flank faces, reduced formation of hairline cracks and greater resistance to plastic deformation. Numerous practical tests on steel and cast iron materials demonstrated considerably longer tool life – often by up to 200 %. In addition, the gold-coloured top layer also facilitates wear detection. Walter will be presenting this new technology to the public for the very first time at the AMB in Stuttgart.