Coupled with its new MX22-2L/R indexable inserts the Walter G3051-P grooving toolholder lead to substantial workpiece material savings in shoulder grooving operations.
Waukesha, WI—Walter has introduced a new system specially designed for grooving along a shoulder with the G3051-P groove turning holder and the new MX22-2L/R indexable inserts. The new system features an insert installation position inclined by 3° in the insert pocket. Both right- and left- hand versions of the inserts are available. This new feature enables deep grooving operations possible along the shoulder. The precision-ground, four-edged indexable MX inserts are available with new GD8 and VG8 geometries.
The GD8 geometry has been specifically developed for grooving along the shoulders and grooving of large diameters without interference of the insert with the finished workpiece. The VG8 geometry has been developed for finishing operations behind a collar. Thanks to its reduced space requirements due to unique narrow shape, savings on workpiece material are possible in mass production compared to conventional V-style ISO turning inserts.
The G3051-P grooving system can be used on CNC lathes and multi-spindle machines, as well as automatic lathes. These new holders are designed with Walter precision cooling as a standard feature and are available in shank sizes of 0.625-1.0 in. and 12-25 mm. They allow for cutting depths of up to 0.197 in. (5 mm) and insert widths from 0.059-0.118 in. (1.5-3 mm). This selection makes it particularly suited to high volume production of smaller components, such as camshafts in the automotive industry, but also for precision parts in the medical device industry.
Additionally, with the standard large contact surfaces and the patented dowel pin location in MX indexable inserts, leads to a high degree of stability, precision and indexing accuracy. The tangential arrangement of the grooving inserts results in outstanding flatness and surface quality.
Walter, a global leader in the metalworking industry for over 100 years, offers a wide range of precision tools for milling, turning, drilling and threading applications. The company helps customers in the aviation and aerospace industries, automotive, energy, and general industry improve process reliability and increase productivity. As an innovative partner capable of creating digital process solutions for optimal efficiency, Walter is pioneering Industry 4.0 throughout the machining industry. With Regional Headquarters in Waukesha, WI, Walter markets its competence brands Walter, Walter Titex, Walter Prototyp and Walter Multiply through a network of channel partners and field engineers across the USA, Canada, Mexico and Brazil.