Seco Tools to Showcase Broad Range of Innovative Metal Cutting Solutions at IMTS

Troy, Michigan- At IMTS 2012, taking place Sept. 10 - 15 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill., Seco Tools will meet the increased productivity needs of various
manufacturers, from aerospace to windpower to automotive to medical, by showcasing
a broad range of innovative metal cutting solutions and diverse technologies for turning, milling and holemaking applications in booth W-1564.

Products on display will include Duratomic® TK insert grades for cast iron turning,
Duratomic DP3000 heat-resistant inserts for Perfomax(TM) Indexable Drills, the Square
6(TM) - 04 shoulder milling cutter, the Turbo 10 cutting tool, the Double Octomill(TM) - 05
face milling cutter for smaller machines and a new generation of disc milling cutters
for large slot width.

The TK1001 and TK2001 insert grades, featuring Duratomic coating process technology,
offer high performance turning, allow for faster cutting speeds and increased tool life,
and effectively reduce the number of grades needed in cast iron applications. TK1001
effectively tackles gray cast iron from finishing up to semi-stable conditions and
nodular cast iron under stable conditions as well as hardened steels in the 40 - 45 Rc
range. The TK2001 steps in for the successful machining of nodular cast iron and gray
cast iron in tougher applications, all the way to heavy interrupted cuts. The TK grades
are available in 211 new geometries and chip grooves, ensuring applicability across a
broad range of operations.

The Duratomic DP3000 heat-resistant inserts for Perfomax(TM) Indexable Drills are ideal
for very high feeds and speeds. This versatile insert grade provides for excellent wear
resistance and edge toughness, and is suitable for most materials and applications. In
combination with a strong drill body, DP3000 offers high productivity, long tool life and excellent application security.

With the Duratomic process, as featured on TK1001, TK2001 and DP3000 product,
aluminum and oxygen are manipulated at the atomic level to create insert coatings with
unmatched toughness and abrasion resistance.

The Square 6 - 04 is the smaller version of Seco's successful line of Square 6 square
shoulder milling cutters. It includes tool diameters down to 0.75" (20 mm). This addition allows the benefits of Square 6 to be applied to an even greater range of applications.

Square 6 - 04 is well suited for small and medium milling machines. It incorporates
trigonal inserts with six cutting edges and when combined with the close pitch cutter,
Square 6 - 04 can result in improved cost-efficiency and increased productivity. The 90-
degree setting angle ensures a true 90-degree square in one operation, saving valuable
production time. Different pitches are available to maximize machine usage.

Seco will showcase another advancement in square shoulder milling with its Turbo 10
cutting tool, ideal for most roughing, semi-finishing and finishing operations. The cutter offers improved tool life and precision by optimizing cutting properties that reduce heat generation and cutting forces. Turbo 10 tackles slotting, contouring, helical interpolation and ramping applications with cutting diameters that range from 0.625" (16 mm) to 4"(100 mm) and a maximum cutting depth of 0.354" (9 mm). The Turbo 10
employs a coated, pre-hardened cutter body with two different pitch configurations for
meeting tight tolerances and providing high reliability. Mounting types for the Turbo 10
include Cylindrical, Weldon, Arbor and Combimaster. With strong, highly positive
geometries, optimized edges, a wide range of industry-leading carbide grades and two
different corner radii, the inserts used in conjunction with the Turbo 10 offer maximum
levels of adaptability, accuracy and reliability. Furthermore, inserts can be set to a true 90-degree cutting angle to create clean 90-degree walls and eliminate secondary

The Double Octomill - 05 brings strong cost and performance benefits to smaller
machines. This highly efficient and economical face milling cutter is available in
diameters from 1" (25 mm) to 5" (125 mm) and provides optimal performance in
applications requiring a maximum of 0.118" (3 mm) depth of cut. The insert pockets of
the Double Octomill - 05 incorporate a strong center lock screw and hardened HSS
insert locating pins, simplifying the mounting of inserts and ensuring maximum stability
during operation. The pockets also feature an 8-degree negative angle to allow the use
of double sided inserts, while the inserts themselves are positive, creating a positive
cutting rake to minimize power consumption. Seco offers four insert geometries for the
Double Octomill - 05, allowing the tool to be successfully applied across various

Seco will expand the disc milling range with the introduction of a new generation of disc cutters for large slot width (1" and 25 mm) fixed pocket cutters. This new generation of disc milling cutters has new features that allow application in all industry segments and include free cutting geometries, wiper flats, a broad range of corner radii, fixed pocket and adjustable versions, and optimized chip flow.

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:, visit or follow us on Twitter at


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Lisa Seidl


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