Walter has introduced the MD173 Supreme and the MD177 Supreme, its first solid carbide milling cutters with seven cutting edges.
Developed for aerospace applications, the mills cut not only titanium (ISO S), but also steels (ISO P), and stainless steels (ISO M) as well. With seven teeth they maximize productivity, while variable pitch reduces vibration, enabling smooth operation. The entire length of the cutting edge can be used, providing relatively uniform wear, which extends the tool life of the milling cutters.
The MD173 Supreme is a roughing cutter designed specifically for dynamic milling and for reducing machining time. Its cutting edges equipped with chip breakers optimize chip breaking, enhancing process reliability with high metal removal rates, a benefit for users with automated production processes. The MD177 Supreme is a finishing cutter that creates very smooth surfaces without “waterlines.” The MD177 Supreme is available in sizes 3/16 – 1 inch and in metric from 6-25mm, the MD173 Supreme in sizes 1/4 – 1 inch. Both versions are available with or without corner radii.