Inserts/Grades provide multi-directional turning.

Press Release Summary:

MDT(TM) Threading Inserts, available in CP500 grade, feature 55° whitworth threads, and partial profiles of 60° for UN and ISO threads. They can produce right- and left-handed threads both toward and away from chuck. Grooving inserts include CP500 grade, and in 13 mm style, are suited for small bore and face machining. Grade TK150 works with cast irons and hardened steel. MDT system uses single toolholder and insert for turning, profiling, and grooving in axial and radial directions.

Original Press Release:

Seco-Carboloy Expands Its Versatile MDT(TM) Offerings

New inserts and grades now available

Warren, Mich., June 10, 2003 - Seco-Carboloy has expanded its versatile MDT(TM) (Multi-Directional Turning) system with an array of new products including threading inserts, precision grooving inserts, and new cast iron grades. Like all MDT products, the new inserts can be used with an existing MDT toolholder.

Available in CP500 grade, the new MDT threading inserts feature partial profiles of 60° for UN and ISO threads, and 55° whitworth threads, covering a wide range of thread pitches to reduce inventory. The inserts can produce Right- and Left-hand threads both toward and away from the chuck.

The expanded line of MDT grooving inserts also includes the new CP500 grade for a wide range of material applicability. In the 13 mm - style, these inserts are best suited for small bore and face machining applications.

Also, new for MDT is Grade TK150 for all cast irons. TK150 also works well in hardened steel applications.

The MDT system uses a single toolholder and insert for turning, profiling and grooving in both axial and radial directions. The unique clamping action of the MDT toolholder provides a rigid and stable contact surface several times stronger than competitive systems. MDT's versatility offers improved productivity through fewer tool changes and machine stops. It also simplifies tool handling and stocking requirements by replacing the need for several conventional tools.

Visit for more information on Seco-Carboloy's MDT system or contact Seco-Carboloy, 11177 East Eight Mile Road, Warren, Mich. 48089. Tel: 800-832-8326,

Seco-Carboloy is a manufacturer of carbide tooling and related products, systems and services. The company commands a respected position in the U.S. metalworking industry through its dedication to quality, advanced technology, and excellence in customer service. Carboloy markets its full range of cutting tools and related accessories through a network of over 400 authorized distributors in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

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