Seco Tools offers custom tooling to complement its standard high-performance Jetstream Tooling series, which delivers coolant directly at the insert cutting edge for increased productivity. The custom tools are available in a range of semi-standard modular cartridges and toolholders for heavy-duty applications. These include ISO CNMG 4, SNMG 4, DNMG 4, VBMT 3 and CCMT 3. The company also offers the multi-directional turning system (MDT), which is available in 4, 6 and 8 mm, right-handed cartridges in two reach lengths—xB1 and 5xB1. The cartridges are designed to fit either the Jetstream modular square shank or C6 Seco–Capto toolholders. Toolholders with a Versatec joint are also available as a custom order.
Jetstream Tooling is designed to increase chip control, tool life, cutting speed and feed rates at coolant pressures ranging from 70 to 5,000 psi in titanium alloys, nickel-chromium, aluminum and steel alloys, as well as stainless steels. Coolant is applied through the tooling nozzle at high pressures close to the cutting edge. This cools the work area and produces small, hard, brittle chips. The high-pressure jet then breaks and lifts the chips away from the cutting area. Additionally, there is less contact length of the chip on the rake face, which helps prevent crater wear and improve surface finish.
Through-Coolant for Swiss Machines
This system allows shops to quickly transform the standard external-coolant live tooling heads on their turning machine turrets into those with through-tool-coolant capability.