Small Diameter Shoulder Milling Cutters

Seco expanded its line of Square 6 shoulder milling cutters with the development of small tool diameters.

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Seco expanded its line of Square 6 shoulder milling cutters with the development of small tool diameters. Like its larger counterparts, the new Square 6 -04 tackles a range of materials, operations and machining conditions, but from cutting diameters that range from 0.75” to 2.5”, with a maximum cutting depth of 0.157”. These cutters are for all general machining requirements, including square shoulder milling, face milling, slotting, plunging and slotting by plunging, the company says.

Especially useful for small and medium milling machines, the cutter offers a nickel-coated, pre-hardened cutter body, which maximizes the life of the cutter body and provides minimal insert runout, the company says. With two different pitch configurations on the cutter body, it is also designed to reduce vibrations, improve surface finish and increase component quality. For increased versatility, mounting types include Cylindrical, Weldon, Arbor and Combimaster.

The cutter employs trigonal inserts with six indexable cutting edges, designed to provide high productivity and lower cost per edge. Additionally, the ME08 geometry is available in two different corner radii and a range of carbide grades. These inserts are designed to offer high accuracy, exacting tolerances, reduced noise and maximum reliability in a variety of workpiece materials.

The inserts can be set to a true 90-degree cutting angle to create clean 90-degree walls and eliminate secondary operations. Inserts lock into place via a strong center screw placed in the same direction as cutting forces and wiper flats optimize surface finishes.