Seco Tools, LLC (Booth W-1564) will unveil several new milling, turning, threading and tool holding products that were developed with material advancements in mind, including a square shoulder cutter that enhances side-milling operations, a multi-edge system that meets the industry’s demand for narrow cutting-edge grooving and parting-off tools, an insert that provides high-performance threads in a single pass, and toolholders with special vibration damping capabilities. Milling Seco will spotlight several milling insert grades including the new MS2050 that utilizes an advanced coating technique and substrate to bring enhanced process reliability and higher cutting data to applications involving titanium alloys. The special PVD coating on the MS2050 not only strengthens the insert’s wear resistance but also eliminates reaction with the workpiece material for increased cutting speeds and tool life and a lower cost per part. MS2050 is available in a variety of positive geometries for square shoulder milling, face milling, copy milling and high-feed milling. With its four cutting edges and innovative cutter design, the new Square T4-08 shoulder milling solution that will be on display at IMTS balances economy and performance when machining cast iron and steel. Made for roughing and semi-finishing operations, the Square T4-08 brings smooth cutting action and good surface finish to slotting and contouring applications. The tangential mounting of the tool’s inserts increases the surface area of contact between the inserts and cutter body, resulting in increased rigidity and machining stability. Additionally, such a mounting design directs the cutting forces to the thickest part of the inserts, providing highly robust milling performance and increased metal removal rates with small diameters. Turning Regarding advanced turning inserts for different materials, Seco will exhibit its Duratomic-coated TK1001 and TK2001 carbide grades that bring exceptional wear resistance and faster cutting speeds to cast iron applications as well as the TP1030 cermet grade that maintains tight tolerances and high surface finish in high-volume threading operations involving steels and stainless steels. From its Secomax line, the company will highlight CBN010, an uncoated PCBN grade that has high resistance to edge chipping when cutting hardened steels, and CBN060K for turning case hardened steels within the application area defined by H10 – H20 ISO designations. Seco’s X4 multi-edge system meets the industry’s demand for narrow cutting-edge grooving and parting off tools. Threading The new Thread Chaser inserts that Seco will have on display at IMTS incorporate multi-tooth patterns to allow push and pull threading of OD and ID features with one or two passes. The inserts incorporate precise thread patterns that quickly and reliably generate high-accuracy, consistently perfect thread pitches. Through-coolant holes and chip formers direct high-pressure coolant precisely to the cutting edge to optimize chip formation, provide efficient chip evacuation and extend tool life. These inserts will provide substantial value to manufacturers working with pipes and couplings made from a wide range of material hardnesses for the oil and gas industry. Tooling Systems At IMTS, attendees will see how Seco has expanded its well-established Steadyline range of vibration-damping milling toolholders with the addition of turning and boring bars as well as shrink-fit style holders. Suitable for long tool overhang situations, this new Steadyline tooling effectively reduces unwanted vibrations via a dynamic-passive system inside each holder body where a damping mass counter vibrates against the first flex vibration. The result is turning and boring bars that deliver higher metal-removal rates, generate smoother chatter-free workpiece surfaces and increase tool life, while reducing stress on machine tools. The product range includes bars for 6?×?D, 8?×?D and 10?×?D.