Seco’s TK1501 and TK0501 insert grades are dedicated cast iron turning grades said to provide high toughness and wear resistance, reduce tool waste, and process more parts per edge. The grades have a wide application range and offer increased in tool life and productivity.
The tools are coated with Seco’s Duratomic coating process, which manipulates aluminum and oxygen at the atomic level to create insert coatings with high toughness and abrasion resistance. Both inserts also integrate Seco’s Edge Intelligence concept. Chrome Used-Edge Detection makes it easy to tell if an insert’s cutting edges have made contact with a workpiece. The inserts are optimized to provide the highest possible contrast to provide instant identification of when an edge has been used, even in low-light environments.
According to Seco, the inserts enable increased productivity through higher speeds and feed rates, reducing lead times as well as run-in and setup times. This results in a decreased chance of encountering production bottlenecks on a shop’s turning machines.
The new grades are available in a comprehensive selection of geometries—from roughing to finishing—to provide a quality surface finish in any application.
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