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New Seco Ceramic Inserts And Cutter Bodies For Speed Milling Of Nickel-Based Superalloys

CS300 inserts are SiAlON-type ceramics that offer high notch wear resistance, toughness and thermal shock resistance. The inserts also optimize flank wear resistance at higher cutting speeds ranging from 600 – 1,200 meters per minute and enable feeds from 0.05 – 0.15 mm per tooth. Together, these attributes reduce machining cost per workpiece, increase output, shorten lead times and lower energy consumption.

Hope or Hype? Seco answers!

Everyone’s talking about 3D printing, or ‘additive manufacturing’ as some prefer to call it. But when will the technology actually break through into the main stream, and what are the implications? Seco’s head of Reasearch and Development, Anders Ericsson, takes a closer look.

Passive/Dynamic Vibration Control Technology Boosts Metalcutting Productivity

Uncontrolled vibration creates multiple problems in metalcutting operations. Varying forces in the cutting process cause vibration and tool chatter that degrade part surface quality, quickly wear or break cutting tools and damage machine tool components. Trends in product design can also incite vibration.

SECO Offers New STEADYLINE® Tooling For Large Diameter Work

The Steadyline large-diameter turning/boring bars feature a BA connection and incorporate a BA adapter to mount GL50 turning heads. Seco’s patented, versatile GL connection features a polylobe taper-face interface for centring accuracy, 100 percent repeatability and fast tool head exchanges. The GL connection allows shops to perform both static and rotating operations with the same bar.

Add Some High Performance to Your Optimized Roughing

With today’s innovative continuously variable geometry end mills, large stepovers are possible and standard operating procedure for a new version of the strategy referred to as high-performance optimized roughing (HPOR) that also requires high-performance machine tools and toolholders as well as specialized CAM software.

Machine Operator Training Increases Productivity, Reduces Costs

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These days, manufacturers are searching every nook and cranny in their organizations for ways to reduce costs. For example, our customers want toolholders, insert grades and geometries that perform better, and they want them at a lower cost. While the latest advancements in cutting tools and machining techniques deliver increased productivity, better surface finishes and longer tool lives, manufacturers can also maximize machining efforts and reduce costs through machine operator education.

New TP3501 Secure Grade with Seco Used Edge detection

Seco Tools has expanded its family of Duratomic-technology-based TP grades to include TP3501, a grade that provides optimal application security. The new grade is ideal for steel turning applications that involve heavy interruptions, less stable machines, small internal features or weak setups due to part size or shape.

Seco broadens carbide circlip-grooving insert lineup

The X4 PCBN insert features a strong solid-carbide body structure, four cutting edges and a highly stable clamp design that results in reliable, cost-effective parts production. In addition to its circlip grooving capabilities in unstable conditions, the insert performs accurate 6TPI threading operations.