New secure grade for steel turning applications
- Published: April 11, 2017
Seco Tools has expanded its family of Duratomictechnology-based TP grades to include TP3501, a grade that provides optimal application security, says the company.
The new grade is ideal for steel turning applications that involve numerous interrupted cuts, less stable machines, short time in cut or weak setups due to part size or shape.
TP3501 joins TP2501, TP1501 and TP0501 to complete the grade offering for steel turning and features Seco’s latest Duratomic technology-based coatings for reliable performance in specific cutting materials and applications. Introduced by Seco in 2007 as the industry’s first textured, a-based Al2O3 coating, Duratomic technology manipulates coating components at an atomic level to achieve improved mechanical and thermal properties. The technology enhances performance by attaining the elusive balance of toughness and hardness.
The new TP grade also incorporates Seco’s Edge Intelligence concept – an integration of extensive high performance insert experience and knowledge that features Chrome Used-Edge Detection, which allows a user to instantly identify when an edge has been used, thus making every edge count and reducing potential waste.
The range for TP3501 includes nearly 400 inserts in a wide variety of geometries and chipbreakers, including the broadly applicable M6.