High-Feed Cutter Boosts Metal Removal in Tough Materials

Specifically designed for difficult-to-machine materials, Seco Tools’ High Feed 6 indexable-insert milling cutter is said to boost material-removal rates and handle high chip loads, resulting in increased productivity and tool life.

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Specifically designed for difficult-to-machine materials, Seco Tools’ High Feed 6 indexable-insert milling cutter is said to boost material-removal rates and handle high chip loads, resulting in increased productivity and tool life. It can handle all kinds of steels, especially mold and die steels, the company says, as well as other difficult materials, from stainless steel to heat-resistant superalloys.

The cutter is well-suited for high-feed applications including face milling, slotting, contouring, plunging and helical interpolation. Its large-diameter body is capable of 0.070" (1.8-mm) axial depths of cut and features double-sided inserts with six cutting edges for high material removal and low operating costs.

The inserts mount at low lead angles to direct machining forces up into the machine tool spindle rather than radially against the side of the tool. According to the company, this means the tool experiences less vibration and provides long, predictable performance.

The cutter is available in 13 metric varieties with outer diameters from 50 to 160 mm and nine imperial varieties ranging from 2" to 4" in diameter, as well as both normal and close-pitch versions. Inserts are available in three cutting geometries. A variety of advanced grade and coating options also are available.