New Turning Grade Suited to Variety of Steel Machining

Seco Tools Inc. (Troy, MI) will highlight its latest Duratomic® grade, TP0500 at IMTS.

Seco Tools Inc. (Troy, MI) will highlight its latest Duratomic® grade, TP0500 at IMTS. This new turning grade is suited to a variety of steel machining operations with stable cutting conditions and where a lot of heat is generated. Applications that can make significant gains using TP0500 include those requiring high metal removal rates.

Benefits of the new grade include increased speed capability—even with a long time in cut, fewer machine offsets, longer times between insert indexes, and the ability to machine harder parts and to hold tighter tolerances.

Seco will highlight its complete line of proprietary Duratomic coatings, which have proven to be about 15% tougher and 10% harder than traditional coatings. In tests run under identical conditions, an insert coated with the Duratomic process runs cooler compared to an identical insert coated with a conventional aluminum oxide coating. This means less crater wear, less deformation of the cutting edge and longer tool life.