Seco milling cutters reduce tooling inventory costs with versatility

Seco Tools says manufacturers who look for versatility and precision in machining can pair up Seco Turbo 16 square shoulder milling cutters and Helical Turbo 16 milling cutters to reduce tooling inventories and costs.

Both series offer high material removal rates in steel, stainless steel, cast iron, non-ferrous metals, superalloys and titanium. Scannable Data Matrix tags on cutter inserts store product and batch information that the new Seco Assistant app can read.

Turbo 16 square shoulder milling cutters: Optimised geometry and sustainable materials

Versatile Turbo 16 square shoulder milling cutters deliver outstanding results and process security with exceptional ramping capability. Optimized insert pocket angles enhance the cut and deliver outstanding surface finishes. With a high helix angle for smoother workpiece entry and exit, these cutters also feature efficient chip evacuation. Lower cutting forces reduce power consumption, tool wear and noise levels.

"Manufacturers can achieve production efficiencies and enhance machining performance with these tools in virtually any material," said Michael Davies, global product manager square shoulder milling. Eco-friendly design uses corrosion-resistant steel with no nickel coating.

Helical Turbo 16 milling cutters: Aggressive material removal and smoother cuts

Next-generation Helical Turbo 16 milling cutters combine top performance with ease of use, benefiting from a comprehensive range of Seco insert grades and geometries for exceptional material removal rates (MRR) and extended tool life.

Larger cuts and higher feeds reduce cycle times and speed up production, with optimised coolant channels, flutes and cutting rakes for stable machining and optimal chip formation. Helical Turbo 16 ensure that lead and helix inserts are not mixed up when using large radii. The replacement of nickel cutter coatings with PVD increases sustainability.

"These features produce smoother cuts, increased tool life and process reliability for faster production. Helical Turbo 16 uses fewer inserts than equivalent tools that provide the same MRR," said Benoît Patriarca, global product manager helical milling.