Solid Carbide Drill Suitable for Versatile Material Drilling

The Walter DC160 Advance delivers high productivity drilling in a wide variety of materials.


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Walter DC160 Advance solid carbide drill

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Walter’s new versatile Xtreme Evo DC160 Advance solid carbide drill is said to deliver exceptional productivity in a wide variety of materials, and a broad range of applications, which include the mold and die, energy, automotive, and general metalworking sectors.

Apart from the new 30 x Dc L/D ratio offering, the drill's design innovations include double margins and advanced placement of second margins that ensure better centering capabilities and the tendency of the drills to stabilize early into the cut. Walter says this gives an advantage in performing difficult applications such as cross holes and inclined entry and exits. A deep chip gash ensures reliable chip evacuation resulting in improved hole quality and reliability, and a new, thinner web produces superior positioning accuracy, reduced cutting forces and vibration.

Available in a variety of dimensions, now up to 30 x Dc and in diameters from 0.125-0.75 (3-25 mm), the DC160 Advance solid carbide drill features grades WJ30ET (full coating) for universal usage up to 8 x Dc and WJ30EU (tip coating) for 12 x DC up to 30 x Dc. The new drills have both a cylindrical (HA) and whistle notch (HE) shanks ground to an h6 tolerance for highest reliability. The point angle is 140°. This versatile new drill is said to be suited for a variety of ISO materials including steels, stainless steels, cast irons, nonferrous materials, super alloys, hard materials and other nonmetal materials (ISO material groups P, M, K, N, S, H and O).