Round Copy Milling Cutter aids turbine blade production.

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Power 4(TM) copy milling cutter features anti-rotating insert system with 4 facets on insert clearance side and matching locations on pocket seats to keep inserts from rotating during machining process. Seat pockets have sealed design to keep chips and dirt out. All unit parts are coated with Nickel Chromium surface hardening treatment, resulting in hardness of approximately 65-70 HRc. Cutter also features internal through coolant holes, and is available in grades T350M and MS2500.

Original Press Release:

Seco Tools New Power 4(TM) Round Cutter Optimized for Turbine Blade Production

Troy, Mich. - Seco Tools new Power 4(TM) copy milling cutter has been developed in cooperation with customers in the power generation sector to create an optimized solution for turbine blade production. Featuring a patented anti-rotation system and a unique body design with a fully hardened nickel coating, the Power 4 offers long tool life and excellent machining results. When compared to competitive technologies, the Power 4 has proven to have a 20% longer tool life as well as higher productivity.

The anti-rotating insert system features four facets on the insert clearance side and matching locations on the pocket seats. This keeps the inserts from rotating during the machining process providing increased stability and security for improved quality. Additionally, the seat pockets feature a patented design that seals them to keep chips and dirt from getting inside this area. This helps to maintain the tight tolerances required for high quality machining.

A Nickel Chromium surface hardening treatment has been applied to all the Power 4 cutter bodies resulting in a hardness of approximately 65 - 70 HRc. The cutters also feature internal through coolant holes.

The new Powewr 4 round cutters are available in grade T350M, a first choice for normal steels and an alternative for unstable conditions; and MS2500, which is a grade that is optimized for productivity and use in difficult stainless steels, super alloys and tool steels.

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Seco Tools Inc. is part of Seco Tools AB (Fagersta, Sweden), a world leader in metalworking technologies. Seco is committed to solving its customers' ever-increasing demands for greater productivity, quality and cost-effectiveness by offering a full range of tools for milling, turning, holemaking, and threading applications as well as service and software solutions. Its cutting tools and related technologies are sold through a network of more than 250 authorized distributors in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Seco Tools new Power 4 round cutters have been optimized for the turbine blade machining.

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