Solid carbide drill
- October 16, 2019
Walter has introduced the DC160 X∙treme Evo Advance solid carbide drill.
The newest addition to Walter’s X∙treme Evo product line, the DC160 Advance solid carbide drill handles a wide array of materials and applications, and Walter says it offers exceptional positioning accuracy through a new thinner web at the point. Rapid guidance in the hole is enhanced due to the advanced positioning of the margins and Walter says the drill offers high productivity in many different applications.
The Advance lineup products is one of three categories in Walter’s solid carbide drills offering: Advance, Perform and Supreme. The Advance tools are balanced between price and performance. The Perform tools offer a more economical solution with focus on price and Supreme is at the high end of the technology and performance spectrum.
The DC160 X∙treme Evo achieves improved point geometry by using a deeper and larger chip gash at the point, requiring less torque and feed force, thus improving tool life. This also moves the second margin forward allowing it to engage sooner and improves true position of the hole and boosts hole quality. The DC160 is a four-margin drill which provides improved stability in uneven entrance and exits, as well as cross holes or interruptions. It has an improved TiSiAlCrN/AlTiN multi-layer coating and is available in 3,5, 8 and 12 × Dc. The new drill can be used with or without internal coolant depending on size. The whole range covers diameters: 3–20 mm (0.19-0.78 in.) for 3,8 and 12 × Dc along with 3–25 mm (0.19-0.98 in.) for 5 × Dc (all diameters 3.17-19 in. (1/8-3/4 in.) nominal range).
The DC160 can be used with all ISO material groups and in a wide variety of applications, such as inclined entries and exits, drilling holes close to the edge of the workpiece, or convex and concave surfaces. It can also be used with all major machine tool types, including both horizontal and vertical machining centres and in lathes. The new drill can be used with or without internal coolant.