In the fast, cost-effective, sustainable future, smart software is paving the way to optimized production and improved decision making. Digital technology and smart software have already transformed the machining industry with unprecedented access to actionable data for better results in less time. With a wealth of data generated from production processes of all kinds, shops need to understand how to use that data to their advantage. Now, progressive manufacturers can move toward even greater benefits with software that fulfills the promises of Industry 4.0.
Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, allows Seco Tools to create products that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to manufacture. The advantages include shorter lead times, improved tool life and increased sustainability.
As of February 1st, 2023, the Irish company PMT Premier Machine Tools Ltd (PMT), a supplier of machining solutions for the medical industry, will become part of the products and services offered by Seco. Seco will increase its presence in the medical segment with this acquisition by offering integrated manufacturing solutions.
Milling challenging materials like tough steels, stainless steels, superalloys and titanium cause built-up or notched edges and broken inserts that increase tooling costs and cause unexpected downtime.
Seco Tools Production Unit (PU) in Mexico opened on September 29th. The new plant houses special tool manufacturing. This strategic move will allow Seco Tools to consolidate its presence in the Mexican market which extends and strengthens the configuration of its manufacturing chains worldwide.
To provide manufacturers versatility and high value, Seco has launched its new X-Head quick-change replaceable milling head system. With the system, users can quickly and easily change between various solid carbide milling geometries and types to optimize milling operations while reducing manufacturing costs and tooling inventories.
Seco and its technical partners will host the company’s first hybrid (physical and virtual) Inspiration Through Innovation (ITI) event on Wednesday, September 28, 2022. The event will be focused on the aerospace manufacturing segment, with machining demonstrations, an inspiring seminar program, and networking opportunities.
Seco and its technical partners will host the company’s second Medical Inspiration Through Innovation (ITI) virtual event on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, in German and on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, in English and Mandarin.
Cutting tools are basic to gear manufacturing. Whether it's a hob, broach, shaper cutter, or skiving tools, the mission of cutting tools remains the same as always: bulk material removal that is fast, precise, and cost-effective. Evolution in the field tends to come gradually over time in the machines, materials, and coatings that make cutting tools even more useful. Reliable cutting tools are essential to production-process efficiency, and recent solutions from Kennametal, Star SU, and Seco offer improved tool life and precision.
To ensure their contribution to reducing climate change and negative environmental impact, Seco Tools launched the Green Investment Fund in 2012. Since then, the Green Fund has supported the investment of a diversity of sustainable projects which have reduced the environmental impact of the company’s operations.