New CW100 Ceramic Insert Grade Comes with Silicon-Carbide Whiskers

Press Release Summary:

  • Features geometries for whisker-reinforced ceramic and offers superior performance for challenging aerospace, oil and gas and power generation applications
  • Encompasses four round insert formats with two geometries, E-01020 and T-01020, and four grooving insert geometries with widths of 3.175 mm. (0.125 in.), 6.35 mm. (0.25 in.) and 7.925 mm. (0.312 in.)
  • Ensures stable and predictable tool life for the lowest possible cost per part, which use optimized micro geometries for the utmost in ceramic wear resistance and strength

Original Press Release:

Seco Tools Introduces CW100 Ceramic Insert Grades

Troy, MI, September 16, 2020 – For manufacturers seeking solutions to unpredictable tool life and slow rough-machining speeds when working with heat-resistant superalloys (HRSA), Seco Tools has expanded its line of highly productive Secomax™ CW100 ceramic insert grade. Featuring new geometries for whisker-reinforced ceramic, this line of ceramic solutions offers superior performance for challenging aerospace, oil and gas and power generation applications involving Inconel 718, Hastelloy, Waspaloy, MAR, Nimonic, Rene, Udimet and other HRSAs.

The CW100 grade expansion encompasses four new round insert formats with two geometries, E-01020 and T-01020, and four grooving insert geometries with widths of 3.175 mm (0.125”), 6.35 mm (0.25”) and 7.925 mm (0.312”). An aluminium-oxide-based grade with silicon-carbide whiskers (Al2O3-SiC), the Secomax™ CW100 grade not only boosts machining speeds in advanced HRSA materials, but it ensures stable and predictable tool life for the lowest possible cost per part thanks to the silicon-carbide whiskers, which use optimized micro geometries for the utmost in ceramic wear resistance and strength.

For more information on the CW100 product family, please contact your local Seco representative or visit the CW100 product page at www.secotools.com.

With its origins in Fagersta, Sweden and present in more than 75 countries, Seco Tools is a leading global solution provider of metal cutting solutions for indexable milling, solid milling, turning, holemaking, threading and tooling systems. With the hands-on application advice of Seco Tools, the company drives excellence for more than 80 years throughout the entire manufacturing process of manufacturers by ensuring high-precision machining and high-quality output. For more information on how Seco innovative products, expert services, knowledge and experience bring success to manufacturers across all industry segments, please visit www.secotools.com.

Media Contact:
Chris Hill
Seco Tools, LLC
248-528-5442
www.secotools.com

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