Video: Minimize Insert Wear with New Grades

Seco’s new series of Duratomic inserts featuring Edge Intelligence technology help decrease tool wear while covering the gamut of steel turning applications.

Although steel turning is one of the most common machining operations, manufacturers still face production challenges such as insert wear and cutting interruptions. And while insert wear is inevitable, Seco Tools says its TP2501, TP1501 and TP0501 insert grades featuring the Duratomic coating technology help limit and control it.

These inserts have been designed for reliable and predictable performance. According to the company, these three grades cover all of a manufacturer’s needs for steel turning applications. The insert grades have been developed to provide improved toughness, heat and wear resistance, as well as chemical inertness for longer tool life, even at high cutting speeds. With this extended tool life, sudden breakage can be reduced, and rework and scrap decreased.

Available in a range of insert shapes and geometries for light, medium and roughing operations, the insert grades provide a choice for steel turning, whether the goal is versatile, balanced or high-speed productivity, the company says.

The inserts also feature Seco Edge Intelligence. Surveys conducted by Seco show that 15 percent of the edges on discarded inserts are unused. The Duratomic inserts make it almost impossible to miss which edges have been used, so more parts can be processed per edge, limiting production interruptions and reducing waste. This can be attributed to a chrome coating that has no negative impacts on performance or cutting data.

Take a moment to watch a video on the new insert grades. 

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The inserts feature Seco Edge Intelligence, which helps detect the 15 percent average of insert edges that generally go unused when discarded.

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The TP2501, TP1501 and TP0501 insert grades have been developed to provide improved toughness, heat and wear resistance, as well as chemical inertness for longer tool life.