Turning Insert offers wear resistance in high temperatures.

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Suited to variety of steel machining operations, Duratomic® TP0500 Grade Insert combines Duratomic coating with plastic deformation-resistant, fine-grained substrate for wear resistance. Unit is offered in complete range of chipbreaker geometries that includes negative inserts, positive inserts, and high-feed wiper inserts.

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Seco's Highlights Duratomic® Grade TP0500 at IMTS 2010

For Unparalleled Wear Resistance in High Temp Applications

Troy, Mich., - Seco Tools Inc. will highlight its latest Duratomic® grade, TP0500, in booth # W-1564 at IMTS 2010. This new turning grade is suited to a variety of steel machining operations with stable cutting conditions and where a lot of heat is generated. Applications that can make significant gains using TP0500 include those requiring high metal removal rates such as the machining of large components for the power generation segment or for high-speed, high productivity applications found in the highly competitive automotive sector.

Benefits of the new grade include increased speed capability--even with a long time in cut, fewer machine offsets, longer times between insert indexes, and the ability to machine harder parts and to hold tighter tolerances.

The extreme wear-resistance of the TP0500 grade is due to its Duratomic coating in combination with a plastic-deformation resistant fine-grained substrate. Seco's proprietary Duratomic coatings have proven to be about 15% tougher and 10% harder than traditional coatings. In tests run under identical conditions, an insert coated with the Duratomic process runs cooler compared to an identical insert coated with a conventional aluminum oxide coating. This means less crater wear, less deformation of the cutting edge and longer tool life.

Grade TP0500 is offered in a complete range of chipbreaker geometries that includes negative inserts, positive inserts and high feed wiper inserts. In combination with Seco's existing Duratomic turning grade lineup of TP1500, TP2500, and TP3500, grade TP0500 extends the company's offering of peak performance tools for every steel turning operation.

To receive more information on Seco's line of Duratomic-coated turning inserts, visit www.secotools.com/wps/portal/corp/Epi_2939, where you can download a brochure or a white paper on the science behind TP0500 and the Duratomic process.

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 250 authorized distributors in the United States, Canada and Mexico.


Seco Tools Inc.

2805 Bellingham Drive

Troy Michigan 48083

Web: http://www.secotools.com/us

Tel: (248) 528-5200

Fax: (248) 528-5600

E-mail: secotools.us@secotools.com

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