Walter Xtra·tec XT M5460 profile milling cutter.Click image to enlarge

Walter has introduced the Xtra·tec XT M5460, a new profile milling cutter for precision machining of freeform surfaces and deep cavities.

This new profile milling cutter now provides an internal coolant channel, enabling chip evacuation using compressed air or MQL. This is necessary for deep pockets as it allows the user to evacuate the chips.

The Xtra·tec XT M5460 has been specially designed for difficult materials, particularly for hard machining of steels up to 63 HRC. Alongside the proven geometries of Walter’s P3201 and P3204 indexable inserts, Walter is now offering these inserts in its newest grade WHH15X for hard machining. In field tests, the new M5460 with this latest grade WHH15X achieved increases in tool life of up to 500 per cent, Walter says.

Thanks to the addition of this new grade to the existing range of cutting tool grades and geometries, the profile milling cutter is also effective in steels (ISO P), cast irons (ISO K), stainless steels (ISO M) and hard materials (ISO H). This means that, in addition to mold and die making, it also offers advantages for the aerospace and energy industries.

Walter offers the Xtra·tec® XT M5460 with both Weldon and cylindrical shanks, as well as with the industry standard cylindrical modular interface. Walter is initially launching the milling cutter for diameters: 3/8 -1 in. and in metric from 8-32 mm.

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