New Walter tool selection software now available

Tooling supplier Walter GB has released version 2.20 of its GPS tool selection software that offers new functionality for selecting the correct milling tool, new search options for drills and an improved graphical user interface for product-related searches.

Available for use on PC, notebook, tablet and smartphone, GPS also contains Walter drilling, threading and milling tools, and offers an interface to the Walter Tool Shop for online ordering.

The new functions for selecting milling tools – shoulder, face and pocket, as well as for the milling of closed grooves – covers all milling operations. A user-friendly interface guides users through the application requirements, prompting entry of relevant information at each stage of the search. Users can also enter details of their own machines into the system, so that searches work within existing capacity parameters. GPS then presents the most efficient options and advises about technical and cost alternatives.


Sample screen grab of Walter’s GPS tool selection software

For drilling, users can search with or without diameter tolerances or regrind length, or according to complex pilot drilling strategies where deep hole applications are required. GPS will then recommend possible tools as well as the appropriate machining strategy including cutting data.

In cases where users already have a tool but require the associated cutting data, GPS also has a simplified tool-only search interface that enhances the search process.

For further details contact Gerald Green, Walter’s Application Engineer for South Africa on TEL: 071 688 3266, email or visit, or contact Spectra Carbide Tooling Technology on TEL: 0860 23 23 23 or email or visit