The company offers the Tiger▪tecSilver to its entire flagship milling families.Suited for milling steel and cast iron, the WKP35S grade uses a CVD technology that provides the hardness (wear resistance) of CVD grades and the toughness (crack resistance) formerly realized only in PVD grades. The heat-resistant coating and high-toughness properties increase tool life on both wet and dry milling applications and improve surface speed rates.
The silver-colored clearance face detects tool wear and indicates the proper time to index to extend insert life. An edge preparation process provides a smooth rake face and cutting edge. Also, the coated surface is “polished smooth” in a unique, patented, post-coating process, the company says. This process results not only in a smoother surface, but increased edge strength by relieving inherent stresses in the coating.