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Seco introduces new TK Duratomic® insert grades for turning cast iron.

Seco introduces new TK Duratomic® insert grades for turning cast iron.

Added to MTDCNC by Seco Tools (UK) Ltd on 02 December 2016

Seco Tools has introduced two new insert grades for machining cast iron.

Both grades, TK1501 and TK0501, have wide application potential and feature Seco’s proven, popular and much publicised next-generation Duratomic coating technology.

This technology, introduced by Seco in 2007 initially for steel and stainless steel turning, has been developed and refined ever since and now includes cast iron grades.

The proprietary technology involves the manipulation of Aluminium Oxide (Al203), used as an insert coating, at an atomic level, to improve coatings’ mechanical properties and increase thermal and chemical inertness.

As a consequence, Duratomic inserts are tough and wear resistant and, enable manufacturers to machine more parts per edge…thereby increasing productivity and reducing tooling costs.

TK1501 and TK0501 incorporate Seco’s EDGE INTELLIGENCE concept. Essentially, this Chrome Used-Edge Detection capability helps manufacturers ‘spot’  (instantly and easily) if an insert’s cutting edges have been used.

Says John McGhee, Seco Tools UK’s Turning Product Manager:

“Chrome Used-Edge Detection makes it easy to identify wear scars on inserts even in low light environments, and prevents customers from prematurely discarding inserts with unused edges.

“We estimate that this feature significantly reduces waste and costs.”

TK1501 and TK0501 grades are available in different insert sizes…different geometries… and with different chip-breaker configurations to suit all cast iron turning requirements.

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