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Walter Launches M5460 Profile Milling Cutter

TUBINGEN, Germany, Jun 19, 2023 – Walter is presenting a new profile milling cutter of the Xtra·tec XT generation in the form of the M5460. The milling cutter (dia. 8–32 mm or ⅜–1″) has an internal coolant supply which can be used with compressed air MQL (minimum quantity lubrication) or emulsion depending on the material and application. This optimizes chip removal and therefore surface quality and process reliability. The Xtra·tec XT milling cutter – designed for finishing, semi-finishing and hard milling – is suitable for profile milling of complex freeform surfaces (for example those on blisks) as well as for deep cavities in steel, stainless steels, cast iron, materials with difficult cutting properties and for hard machining up to 63 HRC. The double-edged, precision-ground indexable inserts combine proven geometries with Walter’s universal, wear-resistant cutting tool materials for ISO P, K, M and S and with the WHH15X high-performance grade for machining ISO H.

Xtra·tec XT M5460 profile milling cutter

Walter offers the profile milling cutter in five different interface versions: With cylindrical shank (steel and solid carbide), Weldon, ScrewFit and cylindrical modular. The M5460 can be used universally owing to these options and also due to the wide variety of cutting tool materials, for example in general mechanical engineering, the aviation or energy industries. Since the cylindrical modular interface is mainly used in the mold and die making industry,  users are given a “plug & play solution” for this. Other benefits include the higher cutting speeds that are possible and less rework due to the improved surface quality.

About Walter

Founded in 1919 by Richard Walter in Düsseldorf and with its headquarters in Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg since 1925, Walter has grown to become one of the world’s leading manufacturers of precision tools for metal machining. With around 3800 international employees, the Tübingen-based company has customers in over 80 countries across the world. Walter´s customers include renowned companies from the general plant construction and mechanical engineering sector, the automotive and energy industry, and aviation and aerospace industry. The company impresses these customers not only with innovative tools but also as a provider of customized solutions for the complete machining of components – and as a process partner for efficient digital solutions. For more information, visit

Nitin Patil
Nitin Patil
Editor and Director of Content, Nitin completed his Master's in Mass Communication & Journalism and having 13 years of work experience as an editor, content writer with renowned international technical magazines and media companies. He is associated with CAD,CAM industry since 2008.

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