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Archive 2014

Archive 2014

New Seco chaser inserts offer perfect pitches and profiles with single-pass threading capability |

Fagersta, December 2014 – Seco’s new Thread Chaser inserts provide the speed, reliability and accuracy needed to meet the demanding requirements of the oil and gas industry and other segments that rely on special purpose threads such as API thread types to ensure superior hydraulic sealing in modern oil and gas components. Seco also offers threading products that are produced under license from leading brands within the oil and gas industry.

Digital portal offers unprecedented access, functionality and resources to manufacturers | 1/4/2015 10:00:00 AM

Fagersta, December 2014 – Manufacturers around the world will soon be able to streamline tasks involving Seco products and services when the leading metal cutting solutions provider introduces its new My Pages digital portal in 2015. Featuring an unprecedented amount of data in a user-friendly interface, My Pages further demonstrates Seco’s continuous commitment to better serve its customers.

Seco adds roughing and small-diameter four-flute endmills to Jabro® line | 11/27/2014 10:00:00 AM

Fagersta, December 2014 – Seco recently added four-flute designs to its Jabro-HPM JHP951 roughing endmill in diameters of 16 mm and 20 mm and Jabro-Mini JM905 and JM920 small-diameter endmills. These additions further expand the capabilities of Seco’s premium solid carbide tools.  

New Seco EPB® 5867 boosts hole-tapping output and thread quality | 11/25/2014 9:00:00 AM

Fagersta, November 2014 – Seco completes its range of high-quality tooling systems with the recent launch of the EPB 5867 tapping chuck, which features an all-new micro-compensating mechanism for secure tapping with synchronous machines.

Seco introduces new generation modular reamer system | 11/4/2014 8:30:00 AM

Fagersta, November 2014 – Seco’s latest Precimaster Plus modular reamer system builds on the success of the company’s original Precimaster by featuring a new high-precision connection, solid-carbide disposable heads as well as common holders for blind and through-hole applications. Such enhancements boost reaming speed, stability and versatility for more precise, cost-effective hole production, with size tolerances held to between 15 and 25 microns and surface finishes of Ra. 4 to Ra. 8.        

Seco increases versatility of Minimaster® Plus replaceable tip milling system | 10/21/2014 9:00:00 AM

Fagersta, October 2014 – Seco recently added new through-tool coolant high-feed heads to its Minimaster Plus replaceable tip milling system. The expansion further increases the versatility of this cost-effective system that already features a large selection of inserts and shanks for tackling a broad range of applications. 

New Seco holemaking products bring versatility and value to tapping and drilling | 10/7/2014 10:00:00 AM

Fagersta, September 2014 – Seco recently expanded its selection of holemaking products by adding the new Threadmaster Tap and Seco Feedmax Universal drills to its comprehensive cutting tool portfolio. The company designed these latest products with performance, versatility and value in mind.   

Seco expands performance, economy of Square T4-08 series with new helical cutter | 10/1/2014 9:30:00 AM

Fagersta, October 2014 – Seco recently added a new helical tool to its Square T4-08 line of square shoulder mills that feature four cutting edges and an innovative tangential cutter design. Ideal for slotting and contouring/shouldering applications, the Helical T4-08 excels in machining challenging materials such as cast iron, steel, stainless steel and alloys.   

Seco adds turning bars to Steadyline™ vibration damping system | 9/29/2014 8:00:00 AM

Fagersta, September 2014 – Following the success of its Steadyline milling holders, Seco is adding turning bars to this patented line of damped tooling that brings excellent productivity results to a wide variety of long overhang machining operations. The new patented GL connection on these turning tools makes it possible to perform rotating and static operations with the same bar. 

Seco’s new CW100 grade brings speed, strength to HRSA grooving | 9/29/2014 7:30:00 AM

Fagersta, September 2014 – With its new whisker-reinforced CW100 ceramic insert grade for high-speed grooving operations, Seco further enhances its range of products that optimise wear resistance and toughness in the machining of challenging materials, including Inconel 718, Waspaloy and other heat-resistant super alloys (HRSA).

Seco’s new-generation Jabro®-Solid2 endmills offer higher productivity gains | 9/18/2014 10:30:00 AM

Fagersta, September 2014 – Covering a broader application range than its previous generation, the latest lineup of Jabro-Solid2 solid endmills from Seco represents more than 470 universal products that apply to all commonly machined materials, from steel to titanium alloy. These endmills are coated with a new NXT coating application process as well as feature optimised geometries and special edge preparations to achieve longer tool life and higher cutting speeds than the products they replace. 

Seco expands, simplifies SMG classification system for optimised machining | 9/18/2014 8:30:00 AM

Fagersta, September 2014 – Continuously developing new ways for its metalworking customers to maximise productivity and profitability, Seco recently released a new version of its workpiece material classification system (SMG) classification system that makes it even easier to understand the complicated interactions between cutting tools and workpiece materials during milling, turning and holemaking operations.

Seco increases Jetstream Tooling® performance | 8/19/2014 10:00:00 AM

Fagersta, August 2014 – Seco recently improved the productivity and process safety of its line of Jetstream Tooling products through multiple enhancements, including a new lever clamping design and optional roughing inducer. These extras further increase the performance levels of Jetstream Tooling, enabling manufacturers to attain higher productivity and part quality by removing heat from turning applications.

Seco extends its range of solutions for turning superalloys and hardened steels | 8/5/2014 9:00:00 AM

Fagersta, August 2014 – Seco has widened its range of efficient solutions for demanding materials with further additions to its high-performing turning grades, TH1000 and TH1500. Available in both negative and centre-locked-styled inserts, these grades offer significant boosts to productivity and process stability.

Seco X4 grooving and parting-off system stabilises small parts machining | 7/15/2014 9:00:00 AM

Fagersta, July 2014 – Perfect for small-part manufacturers, the Seco X4 multi-edge system meets the industry’s demand for grooving and parting-off tools with narrow cutting edges. Most recently, the company added smaller shanks to the short-reach system so that it can accommodate an even broader range of machining applications such as Swiss parts.

Seco Double Octomill™ High Feed optimises roughing operations | 7/2/2014 8:00:00 AM

Fagersta, July 2014 – Designed to increase metal removal rates in steel and cast iron applications, the new Seco Double Octomill High Feed face mill features 16 cutting edges per insert and brings versatility, productivity and economy to roughing operations.

Seco adds new M06 insert geometry to Turbo 10 series | 6/24/2014 8:30:00 AM

Fagersta, June 2014 – Seco launched the new M06 geometry within its XOEX10T3 insert range to bring longer tool life and lower production costs to stainless steel and titanium alloys machining applications involving the company’s Turbo 10 square shoulder milling cutters. Available in several options, the M06 comes in grades F40M, T350M, MP2500, MP1020, MM4500, MS2500 and MS2050 and corner radii from 0.4 mm to 3.1 mm.

Seco 150.10 Jet parting-off blade expands Jetstream Tooling® capabilities | 5/20/2014 11:30:00 AM

Fagersta, May 2014 – With the new highly rigid 150.10 Jet blade, Seco further expands the heat removal capabilities of its Jetstream Tooling Duo technology. The two coolant jets directed to optimal positions in the cutting zone enable users to achieve longer tool life, increased productivity and higher cutting speeds in parting-off operations that involve superalloys and stainless steels.

Seco adds two new geometries to Crownloc® Plus drill family | 5/6/2014 2:00:00 PM

Fagersta, May 2014 – Seco recently expanded the highly secure and cost-effective holemaking capabilities of its Crownloc Plus line with the addition of two new geometries. The latest M and L geometries bring added edge sharpness and chip control, respectively, to this exchangeable-tip drill family known for its strong wear resistance in a variety of materials. 

Seco introduces W-MF4 insert geometry for higher performance in stainless steels | 4/22/2014 9:00:00 AM

Fagersta, April 2014 - To further improve the output manufacturers can obtain when machining stainless steels, Seco has developed and released the new dedicated W-Mf4 insert geometry. A high-feed (wiper) geometry, W-MF4 enables the high performance levels that have been available for other metals, but were difficult to attain when cutting stainless steels. 

Seco adds Steadyline™ technology to Combimaster toolholders | 4/8/2014 3:00:00 PM

Fagersta, April 2014 – With the release of the Steadyline Combimaster, Seco has expanded its successful Combimaster family of toolholding for medium-sized milling applications to include state-of-the-art vibration damping technology. This will allow the family of Combimaster cutters to be used in a wider variety of applications, specifically those requiring long overhangs or unstable set-ups.

Seco further expands solid carbide end mill range | 3/18/2014 11:30:00 AM

Fagersta, March 2013 – Seco recently expanded its already comprehensive Jabro®-Solid2 line of solid carbide end mills to include new inch sizes, geometries and flute versions. Such additions allow an even greater range of applications to benefit from this highly versatile series of cutters that balances economy and performance. 

Seco’s new MS2050 milling grade increases productivity in titanium alloys | 3/13/2014 8:30:00 PM

Fagersta, March 2014 – Optimised for challenging conditions, the latest MS2050 milling insert grade from Seco utilises a new coating technique and substrate that brings enhanced process reliability and higher cutting data to part processing applications involving titanium alloy materials.

Seco Square T4-08 shoulder mill balances economy and performance | 2/25/2014 8:00:00 AM

Fagersta, February 2014 – Seco’s new Square T4-08 shoulder milling solution with four cutting edges and innovative cutter design balances economy and performance in cast iron and steel machining applications, as well as those that involve contouring operations in challenging materials.

Seco adds new rough boring heads and hydraulic chuck to EPB line | 2/17/2014 9:00:00 AM

Fagersta, February 2014 – Seco has extended its EPB product line to include new compact, highly intuitive EPB 610 rough boring heads that simplify the holemaking process as well as the EPB 5835 hydraulic chuck that brings strength, rigidity and high metal removal rates to rough milling applications.

Seco extends product line for grooving & parting-off | 2/17/2014 8:30:00 AM

Fagersta, February 2014 – Seco has announced a special focus on products for grooving and parting off applications in 2014. In addition to introducing and focusing on new products, Seco will also be launching an online Digital Sales Guide to provide the market with technical information in an innovative format.

Milling tooling developments increase quality and productivity in the machining of orthopedic replacement components | 2/11/2014 8:00:00 AM

Fagersta, February 2014 – The manufacturing of medical components must meet standards of accuracy, reliability, quality, and traceability that equal and sometimes exceed those required for aerospace and nuclear parts. In addition, global competition and efforts to restrain health care expense create great pressure to maximise productivity and reduce manufacturing costs. Tooling manufacturers are helping medical partmakers meet these challenges with a selection of milling tools custom-engineered for the machining of complex orthopedic replacement components.

Identifying and addressing eight common insert failure modes | 1/28/2014 8:00:00 AM

Fagersta, January 2014 – Insert failure and its negative impact on manufacturing equipment is similar to an athlete exhausting a good pair of running shoes. Much like a shoe under the weight of the runner wearing it, an insert endures tremendous stress over and over again, creating wear and tear. If not addressed, wear can cause pain for an athlete and inaccurate processes or poor productivity for a manufacturer.