Turning Grade machines materials from K10 to M40.

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Offering wear resistance, TP2500 optimizes stainless steel turning and cast iron applications. Multi-functioning capability is achieved with functionally-graded substrate structure that provides edge toughness with no sacrifice in strength. Basic structure is aluminum oxide, and with DurAtomic process, coating is manipulated at atomic level. TP2500 is available in range of insert geometries including positive and negative rake angles as well as wiper version.

Original Press Release:

Seco's First DurAtomic Grade TP2500 Outlasts and Outperforms

Any Grade in ISO P Steel Applications

Chicago, Ill., Sept. 6, 2006 - Seco Tools Inc. today announced its first DurAtomic-developed coating, turning grade TP2500, which offers an unprecedented level of wear resistance and toughness to outperform and outlast any other grade on the market today in ISO P applications. Additionally, TP2500 can also optimize stainless steel turning and cast iron applications, effectively machining materials from K10 to M40.

"Overall, the TP2500 coating shows improved toughness, outstanding heat/wear resistance and reduction of edge build-up," says Don Graham, Seco Tools, Inc. Product Manager of Turning. "Field tests have shown up to 100% improved productivity in combination with a 400% increase in tool life. It is a simply amazing grade."

TP2500 was developed through Seco's revolutionary DurAtomic process, where the coating is actually manipulated at the atomic level. In TP2500, the basic structure is aluminum oxide (AL2O3), but the overall ductility has been significantly enhanced through the DurAtomic process. The multi-functioning, wide application capability of TP2500 is achieved because the grade features a functionally-graded substrate structure that provides impressive edge toughness with no sacrifice in strength for the bulk of the material.

TP2500 has been field-tested in more than 80 applications including roughing, facing and finishing in a variety of materials; reflecting improvements of 18 to 400% improvement in tool life, 55 to 100 % productivity increase and a 40 to 80% decrease in wear. TP2500 is available in a complete program of insert geometries including both positive and negative rake angles as well as a wiper version.

For more information on Seco's revolutionary grade TP2500, contact Seco Tools Inc., 11177 East Eight Mile Road, Warren, MI 48089. Phone: 800 832 8326. Web: www.secotools.com.

Seco Tools Inc. is part of the Seco Tools AB global organization, a world leader in metalworking technologies, providing solutions for milling, turning, holemaking and threading applications. The company is committed to solving its customers' ever-increasing demands for greater productivity, quality and cost-effectiveness. Seco Tools Inc. offers its full range of cutting tools and related technologies through a network of more than 400 authorized distributors in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

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