Ceramic Insert Grades Guarantee Superior Performance for Challenging Applications

Seco Tool’s Secomax CW100 ceramic insert grade expansion encompasses four new round insert formats with two geometries.


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Seco Tools CW100 grade ceramic inserts

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For manufacturers seeking solutions to unpredictable tool life and slow rough-machining speeds when working with heat-resistant superalloys (HRSA), Seco Tools has expanded its line of highly productive Secomax CW100 ceramic insert grades. Featuring new geometries for whisker-reinforced ceramic, Seco’s ceramic solutions are said to offer superior performance for challenging aerospace, oil and gas and power generation applications involving Inconel 718, Hastelloy, Waspaloy, MAR, Nimonic, Rene, Udimet and other HRSAs.

The CW100 grade expansion encompasses four new round insert formats with two geometries, E-01020 and T-01020, and four grooving insert geometries with widths of 3.175 mm (0.125 in.), 6.35 mm (0.25 in.) and 7.925 mm (0.312 in.). An aluminium-oxide-based grade option with silicon-carbide whiskers (Al2O3-SiC), the Secomax CW100 grade, boosts machining speeds in advanced HRSA materials, and ensures stable and predictable tool life for the lowest possible cost per part; the silicon-carbide whiskers use optimized micro geometries for improved ceramic wear resistance and strength.