Walter (Waukesha, WI) has introduced Tiger·tec Gold inserts, specially designed for turning operations in all steel applications including low carbon steels as well as various alloy steels. A key feature of these inserts for turning is their outstanding process reliability. This, along with their performance and tool life, is the result of their unique layer structure: A patent-pending, highly textured MT-TiCN layer that reduces flank face wear and increases toughness due to its multi-layered elastic structure. A highly textured Al2O3 layer additionally increases the product's resistance to crater wear, while the gold-colored top layer helps improve wear detection. The final multi-stage proprietary post-treatment of the inserts ensures a rake face with reduced friction for easy chip evacuation and a high level of substrate toughness for resistance to chipping and notching.
With this new technology, Walter is introducing three new CVD grades. Walter has introduced these grades after a wide range of tests performed globally, with an average tool life increase recorded at 50% higher over any previous generation technology in the market.