PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Walter Cut Grooving Tool Delivers Improved Chip Control, Excellent Surface Finish, and Improved Tool Life


Walter has introduced the Walter Cut G1011-P, a new grooving tool that can enhance surface quality, extend tool life, and improve process reliability. Available in shank versions of 0.750 and 1.00 in. (also 20 and 25 mm), this internally cooled tool features precision coolant delivered to both the flank and the chipbreaker of the insert to address problems with chip control, especially problems with long chips. This results in excellent surface quality and improved, more consistent tool life with tool life improvements of as much as 200- to 300-percent higher in some cases. Its short tool head length helps make it suitable for universal use while also boosting chip evacuation. The Walter Cut G1011-P boasts high clamping forces because of optimum screw position and features simple insert indexing in normal or inverted position.

Used extensively on turret turning centers, Swiss turn, and multi-spindle machines, the versatile new G1011-P has shown itself to be particularly effective for parting off and deep grooving on stainless steels, high-temp alloys, long chip-forming steels, and other difficult-to-machine materials.

Walter, a global leader in the metalworking industry with over 90 years of experience in precision cutting tools for milling, drilling, turning, boring, and specialized tools, helps customers improve process reliability and increase productivity. With regional headquarters in Waukesha, Wisconsin, Walter markets its competence brands Walter Valenite, Walter Titex, Walter Prototyp, and Walter Multiply through a strong network of distributors and field engineers across subsidiaries in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina.