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Seco Tools offers Jetstream Tooling, a line of high performance tools designed to deliver coolant directly at the insert cutting edge for better chip control and long tool life. The high cutting speed and feed rates are said to be maintained across coolant pressures ranging from 70 to 5,000 psi for materials including titanium alloys, nickel-chromium, aluminum and steel alloys, and stainless steel.
Coolant is applied through the tooling nozzle at high pressure, close to the cutting edge, cooling the work area and producing smaller, hard, brittle chips. The high-pressure jet then breaks and lifts the chips away from the cutting area without damaging components or tooling, the company says. Additionally, there is less contact length of the chip on the rake fence, which helps prevent crater wear and improve surface finish.
The coolant inducer for this ISO range of the toolholders is designed to pivot, allowing access to index the carbide insert while the tool is still in position. The tooling product range can be applied in combination with the company’s various inserts.
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