The new series of routers were developed for machining composites, and includes five different solid-carbide styles with cylindrical shank diameters that range from 3.0 to 20.0 mm.
Seco Tools recently introduced a comprehensive new line of routers specifically developed for machining composites, a wide range of materials that are gaining marketshare in high-value applications for aerospace, automotive, and medical products. The new Jabro product family features five different solid-carbide styles with cylindrical shank diameters that range from 3.0 to 20.0 mm, depending upon the style.
Seco Tools Inc. is part of Seco Tools AB, which develops and supplies by offering a full range of tools for milling, turning, holemaking, and threading applications, as well as service and software solutions.
According Seco Jabro product manager Bill Bogue, “Our efforts in R&D have created a high-performing choice of solutions that addresses the problems inherent in composite machining to help shops improve both the quality and productivity of their operations.”
Each of the new routers features a DURA high-performance CVD diamond coating, which is thicker than traditional CVD coatings. The DURA coating provides an outstanding thermal and abrasive barrier to effectively manufacture composite materials. Among the specific products:
The JC840 Left-Right Helix Router handles slotting operations in carbon- and/or glass-fiber composites.
The JC850 Light Helix Ballnose Router is aimed at 3D copy milling of components, like landing gears, and is suitable for carbon fiber PEEK type materials.
The JC860 Honeycomb Router perform slotting/side milling of honeycomb materials, with carbon and/or glass top layers and paper and or/aluminum honeycomb.
The JC870 Diamond Cut Router is offered as a troubleshooting tool for slotting applications in various layered carbon and/or glass-fiber materials.
Finally, the JC880 Light Helix Router is recommended for maximum material removal in slotting and side milling of carbon fiber and PEEK-type materials.