New end mills boost MMR for range of materials
- Published: May 30, 2017
Seco Tools has released two new solid carbide end mills that significantly boost metal removal rates and offer exceptionally long tool life for a variety of today’s challenging workpiece materials, says the company.
The Jabro-HFM JHF181 is an excellent choice for high-feed milling strategies in hardened steels and nickel-based alloys, while the Jabro®-Solid2 JS564 and JS565 represent Seco’s continued focus on developing tools for optimized roughing strategies for materials such as steels, stainless steels and titanium alloys.
The new Jabro-HFM JHF181 offers the same performance as other Seco high feed tooling solutions and increases metal removal rates by up to 30 per cent over traditional methods. The JHF181 is especially effective at machining complex parts that require long tool overhangs and a mix of multiple axial and radial machining operations. It also provides up to 30 per cent more tool life than other comparable solid carbide end mills when processing ISO H materials, claims Seco. With the company's new HXT coating, the JHF181 gains a hard layer that delivers advanced thermal protection and high wear resistance.
The JHF181 is available in two, four or five flute options with cutting diameters from 2 mm (0.0787 in.) to 16 mm (0.6299 in.) and length options ranging from 2xD to 7xD. This end mill also has through-tool coolant capability for diameters from 6 mm (0.2362 in.) to 12 mm (0.4724 in.)
Designed for optimized roughing strategies, the new Jabro-Solid2 JS564 and JS565 offer 20 per cent longer tool life than their predecessors due to stable tapered cores,
polished NXT coatings and other high performance features. The JS564 and JS565 provide a relatively high radial engagement while maintaining high feeds and speeds for optimized roughing passes. Furthermore, the positive frontal teeth geometries on these two end mills make them successful in axial and helical interpolation operations.
New, optimized chip splitter options on the end mills create small chips when using long cutting lengths, ensuring the best possible chip evacuation. This proves especially beneficial when machining deep pockets and reduces operational risks, such as tool breakage and workpiece scrap.
The JS564 and JS565 are available in four and five flute desings in a range of cutting diameters and lengths. The JS565 is also available without chip splitters.