For finish turning, the Wiper insert technology has evolved considerably since its introduction a decade ago. This modern way of designing the insert nose-radius did away with the conventional problemratio of nose-radius-size to feed-per-revolution and its effect on surface finish. With Wiper inserts, feeds could be doubled while maintaining the same surface finish.
Wiper insert WMX is the new generation that can achieve the required finish much faster than inserts with a conventional nose radius. The main radius with multiple complimentary radii has been designed as part of a new chipbreaking geometry that has provided the insert with a much larger feed range. The WMX wiper insert can also be applied to medium roughing operations.
Compared to the previous generation of wipers, the insert also gives even better surface finish, is less prone to vibration tendencies, provides better chip control and smoother cutting action. The large central application range of WMX is complimented by a range of additional wiper geometries which can be used for optimization at very low feed/depth-of-cut values or for even larger depths of cut.