Walter Tools News

It's all about smart heads

With the G4014-P groove turning holder and the double-edged DX18 indexable inserts, Walter is launching a new system for grooving and parting off on the market. The screw of the innovative new "SmartLock" insert clamping is fitted on the side.



The Swabian sharpening specialist VOLLMER has completed its range of products with a laser-based sharpening machine. The new machine concept for the VLaser 270 will be presented for the first time in spring 2020.The addition of laser technology makes VOLLMER a fullliner of tool machining and completes its range of grinding and erosion machines. VOLLMER drawn on its 111 years of experience in all fields to develop the VLaser 270. Innovative kinematics ensure fast and high-precision machining of ultra-hard cutting materials, always keeping the tool in the centre of the focal point based on the C-axis. The relevant automatic settings enable unmanned use of the VLaser 270 around the clock.

Gleason News

KISSsoft Launches New Website

With the launch of its new website, KISSsoft focuses its strategy on digitizing the customer section and presenting a clearly structured and easy-to-use information and download platform. offers revised content, additional services and functions, a clear structure as well as a slick new appearance. With 8 language versions, KISSsoft strengthens its global presence and makes it easier for customers to communicate in their own language.


S224 face grooving system

Paul Horn GmbH in Tübingen has expanded its range of face grooving products. To accommodate axial grooving operations with diameters ranging from 38 mm to 1,000 mm (1.496" to 39.370"), Horn is now offering new holder variants for the S224 grooving system.


Cooperation with MARPOSS: reduced setup times and maximum tool service life

The optimal and longest-possible use of tools represents a vital cost factor for machining companies. But compromises are often necessary – particularly in series production and as part of automated processes. Tools with a defined tool life are replaced as soon as the specified tool life has come to an end. In many cases, though, the tool has not truly reached the end of its tool life and replacement is not yet necessary. However, companies play it safe to avoid quality issues and the risk of producing items that later need to be rejected.

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