Walter Tools introduced a new insert coating at the last IMTS that they promised would be a “game changer”. It is called Tiger-tec Gold. We routinely hear those kinds of claims from various manufactures and sometimes the results can be a bit underwhelming. Not this time. These are truly something new and offer some impressive gains. Walter has a created a proprietary innovative, special “ultralow pressure” (ULP-CVD) coating process. Our in-house application specialist, Doug Whitaker, has tested these in milling steel using real world feeds and speeds and seen over 50% gains in tool life. In their testing, Walter has reported up to 75% gains. Walter has told us that they will be bringing this series to their turning inserts in the coming year.
If you have a production milling process you could achieve a big cost savings from the increase in tool life. We’ll be happy to arrange for test tools and help you document the savings.
- Significantly longer tool life due to optimised wear characteristics
- Maximum process reliability thanks to the tough cutting edge
- Gold-coloured top layer provides optimum wear detection