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Grooving Inserts, Holders Elevate Productivity, Tool Life

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Walter USA has released Walter Cut MX grooving inserts. The inserts improve flatness and surface quality with their tangentially-mounted arrangement in the G3011/G3021 holders.

The MX grooving inserts feature self-aligning tangential clamping. The insert widths range from 0.031" to 0.127" (0.80 to 3.25 mm) with cutting depths of 0.24" (6 mm). The clamping interface between MX inserts and G3011/G3021 holders enables fast and user-friendly replacement of cutting edges with optimum accuracy during change-over.

Four cutting edges per insert increase user productivity. The inserts cannot be engaged incorrectly into the holders, and if one cutting edge breaks, the other edges remain usable.

Tool life is improved because of the Tiger-tec Silver PVD carbide grades. The carbide is said to reduce machining time through its optimized microstructure. The grades reduce wear because the integrity of the coating is not susceptible to thermal stress variations during wet and dry machining.

The toolholders enhance productivity of the grooving inserts, lengthening tool life with precision cooling on the rake face. The holders’ dowel-pin location feature ensures correct insert seating and indexing accuracy.

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