Seco’s new M5 positive-lock chipbreaker insert with robust geometry brings what the company claims is productivity and strength to turning and boring applications in steel, stainless steel, cast iron and superalloys that extend from semi-finishing to the toughest roughing operations in harsh environments.
The M5 features a protected chip groove that helps tackle the most demanding operations, heavy interruptions and rough material outside skin layers. All the while, an open chip groove, with well-adapted cutting angles, ensures high feed rates and large cuts for efficient machining and best economy. A fine-tuned chip groove provides full control while handling ductile materials.
M5 achieves optimal tool life in a wide variety of workpiece materials and applications thanks to a balanced rake face that minimizes the heat transferred to the insert. M5 also can be used with Seco’s Jetstream Tooling, which delivers coolant to the optimum position close to the cutting edge. The jet of coolant lifts the chip away from the rake face, improving chip control and tool life as well as allowing for increased speeds and feeds.
Available in a wide variety of grades, such as TP40, TP0500, TP1500, TP2500, TP3500, TM4000, CP500, TK1001 and TK2001, the M5 is effective for working on a broad range of components, including transmission parts, cylinder blocks, hubs, flanges and shafts.