Seco Tools to Showcase Advanced Tooling Solutions at EMO 2011


Seco Tools will highlight new turning insert grades and chipbreaker inserts within its exclusive Duratomic coating product line as well as other advanced turning and milling solutions at EMO 2011. The company will occupy stand A42 in Hall 4 at the event, which takes place September 19-24 on the Exhibition Grounds in Hannover, Germany.
Duratomic-Coated Products
Two new Duratomic-coated turning grades are the TK1001 and TK2001. These are the latest additions to Seco’s well-established and extremely popular Duratomic family of turning and milling insert grades. Additionally, there will be a large offering of geometries and chipbreakers designed for the ISO K10-K20 range of cast materials, such as grey and ductile irons. Extremely reliable and versatile, these grades offer better wear resistance, allowing for higher cutting speeds and improved productivity.

Seco will also showcase its new M5 and FF2 chipbreaker inserts. As a result of these inserts, there are now 125 new available items spanning Seco’s Duratomic line to its recently introduced Cermet technology. The versatile M5, a positive-lock chipbreaker for general turning, is ideal formedium and rough machining applications, while the negative style FF2 chipbreaker is perfect for the fine finishing of general applications.

Seco’s exclusive Duratomic technology is a process that creates a durable coating by uniquely arranging aluminum and oxygen atoms to provide increased toughness and abrasion resistance.

Turning Solutions
In addition to its new products with Duratomic coating, Seco will spotlight its highly productive and reliable MDT 2MM insert and versatile MF2 chipbreaker. The MDT 2MM is exceptional for grooving, parting andprofiling small and micro parts. It offers a cutting edge width of just 2 mm (0.078”), and the width is available in two new insert sizes, MDT19 and MDT28, where the numerical code indicates insert length.

Designed primarily for Swiss-style machine applications, MDT19 inserts feature compact sizes and are shaped to provide insert-indexing accessibility, even when space is restricted. With a longer reach, larger toolholders and broader product range, the MDT28 size offers solutions for general machining applications. MDT28 allows for parting off bars up to 2” in diameter, and both insert sizes feature much thinner widths than the existing 3 mm and 4 mm tools in the MDT product family, resulting in tremendous material savings when parting.

MDT 2MM inserts are available in multiple geometries. The FT- geometry provides strong performance for grooving and parting, while the FTR6 and FTL6 geometries were designed to reduce burring and center pips when parting off in more demanding applications.

To maximize applicability, MDT 2MM inserts are available in CP500 and CP600 grades. CP500 offers high-speed capability and applies to general grades with high wear resistance, while CP600 provides additional toughness for more difficult applications, such as interrupted cuts.

The versatile MF2 is a finishing and semi-finishing chipbreaker for steel and stainless steel applications. Featuring positive rake angles, the MF2 offers a free cutting action that makes it ideal for boringapplications. It is also fully compatible with Seco’s Jetstream Tooling™ to ensure efficient chip removal and heat control. To maximize its full potential, the MF2 inserts are available in a wide variety of grades such as CP500, TM4000, TP1020, TP1030, TP1500, TP2500, and TP3500. In fact, the new TP1020 and TP1030 grades were engineered for superior surface finish generation.
Milling Solutions
Seco, well known for its wide, innovative and powerful range of cutters and inserts for milling, invites EMO show visitors to witness the company’s recently launched Minimaster Plus for demanding millingapplications in steel, aluminum and difficult-to-machine materials. Also displayed will be Seco’s MM4500 new milling grade for tough applications as well as the Jabro™ JHP 770 and JHP 780 solid carbide end mills.

The Minimaster Plus replaceable tip milling system is a highly productive, precision-focused product that makes tool-length re-measurement a thing of the past. It offers a large selection of shanks and inserts for a multitude of applications. Twenty-four versions of the shank are available, along with square shoulder and ball nose inserts that have through-tool coolant on all two and three flute designs. The inserts come in two grades for machining all types of materials and E- and M-geometries for a smooth cutting design. Insert diameters range from 0.375” to 0.625”, and corner radii are available from 0.0157” to 0.122” to match a variety of design requirements.

While optimized for cutting duplex stainless steel, Seco’s MM4500 has the necessary properties to machine a wide range of materials such as Inconel and titanium alloys. In fact, this toughinsert provides reliable wear and works great in unstable conditions where there are long overhangs, interrupted cuts or vibrations. Additionally, this grade is excellent at low to moderate temperatures and performs with or without coolant.

As two new geometries in Seco’s High Performance Machining (HPM) product family, the Jabro™ JHP 770 and JHP 780 offer a high metal removal rates with secure and chatter-free machining in roughing applications. The JHP 770 is designed for machining in titanium, while the JHP 780 performs exceptionally on heat resistant superalloys typically found in aerospace components.

Seco Tools is a leading provider of metalcutting solutions for milling, turning, holemaking and toolholding. The company prides itself on building close relationships with customers to effectively understand and address their needs. For more information on products and services from Seco Tools, please contact Lisa Seidl, Seco Tools, at (248) 528-5444,, or visit