Imperial carbide mills
Seco has expanded its Jabro-Solid2 line of carbide end mills to include inch sizes, geometries and f lute versions. The additions allow an even greater range of applications to benefit from the series of cutters, which balances economy and performance.
The JS522 long-f lute finishing tool, which is capable of meeting the aerospace industry's stringent criteria for perpendicularity, fine surface finish, high metal removal rates and more effective machining, now comes in standard inch sizes.
As a result, more manufacturers can reduce their cycle times and achieve more effective machining through single-pass finishing as well as easily maintain highquality standards in a wide range of workpiece materials.
Last year, four new geometries joined the Jabro-Solid2 family known as the JS400 series. These cutters allow users to optimise chip formation and achieve higher cutting data in general machining and aerospace applications involving aluminium alloys.
To further adapt the series for aerospace part production, the JS453 now features an expanded programme of radii (1,0; 2,0; 2,5; 3,0; 4,0 and 6,0 mm) and overhang lengths to serve a broader application range.
With respect to the Jabro-HSSCo family, Seco has extended the JCO710 range of solid HSS-E end mills to include zn-4 f lute versions in the complete diameter range that increase process security in full slotting operations, especially in less-than-ideal cutting conditions.
Furthermore, new lengths have been added in the zn-6 f lute designs providing users an efficient and effective solution for side milling high shoulders of up to 4xD in a single pass.
In addition, the latest MS2050 milling insert grade from Seco uses a new coating technique and substrate that brings enhanced process reliability and higher cutting data to part processing applications involving titanium alloy materials.
A PVD coating on the MS2050 not only strengthens the insert's wear resistance but also eliminates reaction with the workpiece material so that users can increase their cutting speeds and tool life while decreasing cost per part.
Aerospace part manufacturers and others working with titanium alloys will find the MS2050 to be an excellent complement to the firm's F40M and T350M grades.
The MS2050 is available in a variety of positive geometries for square shoulder milling, face milling, copy milling and highfeed milling.