IMTS 2012: Increasing Productivity with Innovative Metal Cutting

Aug. 17, 2012
Seco Tools boosts efficiency with faster cutting speeds and increased tool life.

Seco Tools will present a range of innovative metal cutting solutions and diverse machining technologies at IMTS 2012, all of which has been designed to meet the increased productivity needs of manufacturers, from aerospace to windpower to automotive to medical.

Products on display will include Duratomic TK insert grades for cast iron turning, Duratomic DP3000 heat-resistant inserts for Perfomax Indexable Drills, the Square 6 - 04 shoulder milling cutter, the Turbo 10 cutting tool, the Double Octomill - 05 face milling cutter for smaller machines and a new generation of disc milling cutters for large slot width.

The TK1001 and TK2001 insert grades, featuring Duratomic coating process technology, offer high performance turning, allow for faster cutting speeds and increased tool life, and effectively reduce the number of grades needed in cast iron applications. TK1001 effectively tackles gray cast iron from finishing up to semi-stable conditions and nodular cast iron under stable conditions as well as hardened steels in the 40 – 45 Rc range. The TK2001 steps in for the successful machining of nodular cast iron and gray cast iron in tougher applications, all the way to heavy interrupted cuts. The TK grades are available in 211 new geometries and chip grooves, ensuring applicability across a broad range of operations.

Seco will also showcase its Turbo 10 cutting tool, ideal for most roughing, semi-finishing and finishing operations. The cutter offers improved tool life and precision by optimizing cutting properties that reduce heat generation and cutting forces. Turbo 10 tackles slotting, contouring, helical interpolation and ramping applications with cutting diameters that range from 0.625” (16 mm) to 4”(100 mm) and a maximum cutting depth of 0.354” (9 mm).

The Turbo 10 employs a coated, pre-hardened cutter body with two different pitch configurations for meeting tight tolerances and providing high reliability. Mounting types for the Turbo 10 include Cylindrical, Weldon, Arbor and Combimaster. With strong, highly positive geometries, optimized edges, a wide range of industry-leading carbide grades and two different corner radii, the inserts used in conjunction with the Turbo 10 offer maximum levels of adaptability, accuracy and reliability. Furthermore, inserts can be set to a true 90-degree cutting angle to create clean 90-degree walls and eliminate secondary operations. 

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