Seco milling cutters reduce tooling inventory
Posted on 04 May 2022 and read 585 times
Seco Tools (UK) Ltd
, Alcester, says manufacturers ‘looking for versatility and precision in machining’ can pair up Seco Turbo 16 square-shoulder-milling cutters and Helical Turbo 16 milling cutters to reduce tooling inventories and costs. “Both series offer high material removal rates in steel, stainless steel, cast iron, non-ferrous metals, superalloys, and titanium. Moreover, scannable Data Matrix tags on cutter inserts store product and batch information that the new Seco Assistant app can read.”
Turbo 16 square-shoulder-milling cutters offer a high level of ramping capability, while the insert pocket angles are designed to optimise surface finishes; and with a high helix angle for smooth workpiece entry and exit, these cutters also offer efficient chip evacuation, along with low levels of cutting force, power consumption, tool wear and noise.
Meanwhile, next-generation Helical Turbo 16 milling cutters benefit from a comprehensive range of Seco insert grades and geometries to ensure high material removal rates (MRR) and extended tool life.
Benoît Patriarca, Seco’s global product manager, helical milling, said: “Larger cuts and higher feeds reduce cycle times and speed up production, while optimised coolant channels, flutes and cutting rakes provide stable machining and optimal chip formation.
“Moreover, Helical Turbo 16 cutters ensure that lead and helix inserts are not mixed up when using large radii, while the replacement of nickel cutter coatings with PVD increases sustainability — and Helical Turbo 16 uses fewer inserts than equivalent tools that provide the same MRR.”