Seco Face Milling Cutter Body Doubles Tool Life

Originally titled 'Face Milling Cutter Body Doubles Tool Life'

Seco’s R220.88 face milling cutter family features inserts with eight cutting edges and optimized geometries that provide tool life and reduced cutting forces, with 88-degree lead angle that allows for large depths of cut with smaller insert sizes. 

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Seco’s R220.88 face milling cutter family features inserts with eight cutting edges and optimized geometries that provide tool life and reduced cutting forces. The cutter body’s 88-degree lead angle allows for large depths of cut with smaller insert sizes, as compared to 45-degree lead angle face mills, the company says. Its design also allows the new cutter to machine closer to workpiece side walls as well as intricate part clamping workholding systems when necessary.

Designed for roughing and semi-finishing applications, the R220.88 is ideal for machining cast iron and steels in the general machining and automotive segments. The cutter body is made of Idun material, a corrosion resistant stainless steel that offers longevity and durability along with being environmentally friendly due to the elimination of the nickel coating process.

The cutter body is available in diameters ranging from 2.00" to 6.00" (50 mm to 160 mm) with the size 12 insert and 3.00" to 6.00" (63 mm to 160 mm) with the size 16 insert. Each diameter is offered with a standard pitch variant and a close-pitch variant to provide the best match to an application’s specific needs. The size 12 R220.88 achieves a maximum depth of cut of 0.35" (9 mm), while size 16 reaches an impressive 0.51" (13 mm) maximum depth of cut. According to the company, right-hand versions of the cutter body are standard with left-hand versions available on special order, allowing integration into systems with dual spindles performing simultaneous milling operations.

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