Seco Announces New PVD-Coated MP3000 Milling Grade for Steels

Seco Tools Inc. has announced its new grade MP3000, designed to be the first choice for customers who want optimal performance in milling steel and tool steels with relatively thin average chip thickness.

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Seco Tools Inc. has announced its new grade MP3000, designed to be the first choice for customers who want optimal performance in milling steel and tool steels with relatively thin average chip thickness. The new grade is especially effective in square shoulder and copy milling applications where wear resistance and tool life need to be improved. In these applications, MP3000 has shown a 40% increase in tool life and up to a 200% increase in machined components as compared to competitive steel machining grades. The new MP3000 cemented carbide is produced to provide the grade a high hardness combined with relatively good toughness. A slightly thicker PVD coating increases wear resistance over a large application range, and an improved coating process greatly increases coating adhesion, edge quality, and edge integrity. Although developed to enable higher speed capabilities in milling of steels, MP3000 is also suited for use as an optimizing solution for machining of stainless steels and heat-resistant alloys. The new grade is offered in a wide range of insert geometries to cover face, square shoulder and copy milling applications. It is especially effective when paired with Seco’s new Square 6™ milling cutter, serving as a first-choice tool for a variety of general machining operations. Seco Tools Inc. is part of Seco Tools AB (Fagersta, Sweden), a world leader in metalworking technologies. Seco is committed to solving its customers’ ever-increasing demands for greater productivity, quality and cost-effectiveness by offering a full range of tools for milling, turning, holemaking, and threading applications as well as service and software solutions. Its cutting tools and related technologies are sold through a network of more than 250 authorized distributors in the United States, Canada and Mexico. For additional information: Jeff Forrest, 248 330 2363 / forrestjeff@sbcglobal.net Nancy Lesinski, 248 709 3040 / nancylesinski@sbcglobal.net