Carbide micro drills from Walter improve precise hole making

New Walter DB131 Supreme, top, and DB133 Supreme solid carbide micro drills. (Courtesy: Walter Tools)

Walter has expanded its solid carbide micro drill line with the addition of the DB131 Supreme micro pilot drill sizes, and extended the DB133 Supreme micro drill offering to deep drills up to 30 x Dc. These new drills are critical to achieving maximum process reliability combined with minimal dimensional variations and extended tool life in steel, cast iron, nonferrous, super alloys, hard materials, and other materials (ISO P, K, N, S, H and O). Stainless steel (ISO M) is added to the list with internal coolant capability.

The use of Walter grades WJ30EL and WJ30ER ensures that the drills provide superior wear resistance. In addition, excellent surface finishes are due to the optimal cutting-edge preparation on the drill.

A new type of flute design reliably evacuates chips, even with the tiniest drills. This capability ensures that hole depths up to 30 Dc can be easily achieved with the DB133 Supreme micro drill with its 140°-point angle. The DB131 Supreme micro pilot drill features a 150°-point angle. Emulsion, oil, or minimum quantity lubrication (MQL) can all be used as a coolant with these drills.

The new DB133 drills without internal coolant are available in a diameter range from 0.020-0.116 in. (0.5-2.95 mm). The diameter range for the micro drills with internal coolant is 0.028-0.116 in. (0.7-2.95 mm). Length to diameter ratios (L/D) of 5, 8, 12, 16, 20, 25, and 30 × Dc are standard for micro drills with internal coolant and 5 and 8 × Dc without internal coolant. This new drill design is effective for applications in the medical, watchmaking, general mechanical engineering, mold and die making, energy, and automotive industries.

The Walter lineup of products consists of three categories of tools. Supreme tools indicate the highest level of technology and performance available. Advance tools indicate product efficiently balanced between price and performance, and Perform tools are products that provide an economical solution with focused importance on price ideal for small batch volume jobs.

Walter, a global leader in the metalworking industry for more than 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 metalworking 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.