Steel-Turning Cutting Tool Material

Tiger-tec for steel—indexable inserts for steel turning—has been introduced by WALTER (Waukesha, WI). By applying a new carbide substrate and a special multi-layer coating, the company can offer the same benefits for steel turning that Tiger-tec inserts have provided for cast iron.

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Tiger-tec for steel—indexable inserts for steel turning—has been introduced by WALTER (Waukesha, WI). By applying a new carbide substrate and a special multi-layer coating, the company can offer the same benefits for steel turning that Tiger-tec inserts have provided for cast iron. Benefits for the customer include an increase in tool life and productivity, as well as improved process security. The inserts—available in three different cutting materials (WALTER grades WPP10, WPP20, WPP30) and eight different ISO insert shapes (negative basic shape)—are recommended for roughing and finishing all types of current steels, from unalloyed structural steels to high-alloyed tool steels. In combination with cutting-edge geometry specially designed for steel machining, this unique insert is ideal for virtually every application. In contrast to the black-and-gold colored inserts for cast iron, the color of the steel inserts has been modified so users can tell the inserts apart at a glance—featuring a gold-colored clearance face and black rake face.