Seco to Showcase Powerful Machining Solutions for Modern Materials at AeroDef
Seco Tools Inc
2805 Bellingham Drive
Troy, MI, 48083
Press release date: January 31, 2013
TROY, Mich. - At the AeroDef Manufacturing Conference and Exhibition, co-located with Composites Manufacturing 2013, taking place March 19 - 21 at the Long Beach Convention Center in California, Seco Tools will showcase several advanced tooling solutions for the efficient and precise milling and turning of difficult-to-machine aerospace materials in booth 132.
Whether AeroDef attendees are manufacturing engine components, landing gear or airframe structures from superalloys, titanium alloys, steels, aluminum or composites, they will discover Seco has one of the industry's most comprehensive selections of advanced tools for productively machining any type of aerospace part.
Attendees will also benefit from Seco's aerospace machining applications expertise and learn how the company works closely with its aerospace customers to produce completely new technologies that optimize their processes.
Among the solutions Seco will have on display at AeroDef are High Feed 2 milling tools, Jabro(TM) JHP770 and JHP780 end mills, the Jabro JC850 ball nose cutter, Jetstream Tooling(TM), the Secomax(TM) CBN170 grade, the CBN010 grade, TH grades and ME geometries.
High Feed 2 Milling Tools
Offering high feed rates and small depths of cut, High Feed 2 milling tools handle a wide variety of applications, including pocketing, ramping, helical interpolation, facing,contouring, slotting and plunging. The line includes a comprehensive range of PVD and CVD insert grades for hard steels up to 62 HRc and a wide variety of chip groove and flat geometries to tackle several different types of materials, including superalloys.
Jabro JHP770 and JHP780 End Mills
The Jabro JHP770 and JHP780 are solid carbide end mills that offer high metal removal rates with secure, chatter-free machining in roughing applications. The JHP770 is ideal for machining in titanium, while the JHP780 focuses on heat-resistant superalloys. JHP770 features include differential flute spacing to avoid vibrations, polished Siron-A coating for increased tool life, optimized edge preparation, radial relief, special formed chip space and an internal central coolant channel. JHP780 features include differential flute spacing to avoid vibrations, a polished Mega 64 coating to increase tool life and a double core for added machining stability.
Jabro JC850 Ball Nose Cutter
Designed for machining carbon fiber reinforced polymers, the JC850 is a four-flute ball nose end mill for 3D operations. It features a CVD diamond coating that yields low surface roughness and high substrate adhesion, making it very wear resistant when working in composite materials.
Jetstream Tooling channels coolant directly to the insert, removing heat from the cutting zone for higher cutting speeds, longer tool life, improved chip control and increased productivity overall. Because it removes heat from the cutting zone faster and more efficiently than conventional methods, Jetstream Tooling is ideal for machining materials that are poor conductors of heat, such as titanium and superalloys.
Secomax CBN170 Grade
As the first polycrystalline cubic boron nitride (PCBN) grade specifically designed for finish turning in nickel-based superalloys, the Secomax CBN170 incorporates a unique whisker ceramic binder technology that enhances tool life and reduces insert indexes.
Ideal for turning in hardened steels, the CBN010 is a new uncoated PCBN grade that has a highly uniform microstructure with a high resistance to edge chipping. It is mainly intended for finishing operations and is available in solid, full face, tipped and multitipped insert formats, all of which include several wiper options.
The TH1000 and TH1500 grades are ideal for turning hard materials. TH1000 utilizes a TiSiN-TiAIN nanolayer PVD coating to enhance its edge toughness and provide supreme surface finishes. The combination of properties in TH1000 makes it ideal for turning steels with a hardness between 40 and 62 HRc. TH1500 is a very hard grade for machining hardened steels, between 40 and 55 HRc, in continuous cut applications. It incorporates exclusive Duratomic® coating technology where aluminum and oxygen are manipulated at the atomic level to create a coating with unmatched toughness.
ME geometries make it possible for Seco's Double Octomill(TM) face milling cutter to cut freer in tough materials such as titanium, superalloys and Inconel. These geometries do not include T-lands and only their edges are honed.
For more information on Seco's product offerings and applications expertise for the aerospace industry, please visit www.secotools.com/aerospace.
About Seco Tools
Seco Tools is a leading provider of metalcutting solutions for milling, turning, holemaking and toolholding. The company prides itself on building close relationships with customers to effectively understand and address their needs. For more information on products and services from Seco Tools, please contact Lisa Seidl, Seco Tools, 2805 Bellingham Drive, Troy, Michigan 48083, Tel: 248-528-5444, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.secotools.com/us or follow us on Twitter at @SecoToolsUS.
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Lisa Seidl 248.528.5444