TP3501 Secure Grade Provides Application Security
Seco Tools’s Duratomic-technology-based TP grades include TP3501, a grade that provides application security for steel turning applications that involve numerous interrupted cuts, less stable machines, short time in cut or weak setups due to part size or shape.
Seco Tools’s Duratomic-technology-based TP grades include TP3501, a grade that provides application security. The grade can be used for steel turning applications that involve numerous interrupted cuts, less stable machines, short time in cut or weak setups due to part size or shape, the company says.
According to the company, TP3501 joins TP2501, TP1501 and TP0501 to complete the grade offering for steel turning and features Seco’s Duratomic-technology-based coatings for reliable performance in specific cutting materials and applications. A textured, a-based Al2O3 coating, Duratomic technology manipulates coating components at an atomic level to achieve improved mechanical and thermal properties. The technology enhances performance by attaining the balance of toughness and hardness, the company says.
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