February 17, 2014
Walter USA LLC has introduced the Walter Cut SX grooving and parting system for turning and milling operations. Its design features self-clamping, single-edge grooving inserts with positive-locking integration in the tool insert seat. The locking action is made possible by the curved shape of the inserts. Positive locking keeps the inserts secure and accurately seated when subjected to heavy loads in the feed direction.
The top clamp produces high retaining forces without hindering the chip flow. It fixes the insert in the seat, which takes the form of a prism for precise insert location. In addition, the seat also has a contact surface at the back for supporting the insert. As a result, the cutting forces are transferred into the fixed part of the tool to help increase reliability.
The system employs a straight coolant outlet, resulting in no spray effect. A key for changing the insert allows replacement in one operation.