CS300 Ceramic Inserts, Cutter Bodies Maximize HRSA Machining

Originally titled 'Ceramic Inserts, Cutter Bodies Maximize HRSA Machining'

Seco Tools’ Secomax CS300 ceramic inserts and cutter bodies reduce machining cost per workpiece, increase output and lower energy consumption.

Seco Tools’ Secomax CS300 ceramic inserts and cutter bodies are designed to boost productivity in milling and turning operations with heavy interrupted cuts on nickel-based heat-resistant superalloys (HRSA). The cutters are said to increase productivity by up to eight times over standard carbide milling and are ideal for machining a range of components for aerospace and power generation turbine segments.

The inserts are SiAlON-type ceramics that offer high notch wear resistance, toughness and thermal shock resistance. The inserts provide flank wear resistance at higher cutting speeds ranging from 1,970-3,940 ft. (600-1,200 m) per minute and enable feeds from 0.002-0.006” (0.05-0.15 mm) per tooth. Combined, these attributes reduce machining cost per workpiece, increase output and lower energy consumption.