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Turbo 10 PCD milling inserts for smooth finishing

Seco has introduced two new
PCD-tipped milling insert grades for use with its Turbo 10 cutters.

PCD05 and PCD20 are
well-proven PCD grades that produce good surface quality in finish machining
applications, primarily in aluminium, but also in titanium alloys.

These workpiece materials are
typically found in aerospace and automotive applications. The new grades are
also highly effective in cutting polymers and fibre-reinforced composites.

PCD05 and PCD20 milling insert
grades work alone or alongside carbide inserts in the same Turbo 10 cutter body.
When used with carbide inserts, the PCD insert grades serve as wiper inserts in
fixed pockets.

Conversely, running the PCD05
and PCD20 in one Turbo 10 cutter body optimises their potential and ensures
maximum cutting parameters.

Featuring solid carbide insert
bodies, the PCD05 and PCD20 come in the company’s X010 insert size with a corner
radius of 0.4 mm (.016″) and wiper length of 1.08 mm (0.43″).

The Turbo 10 cutter bodies
that hold the PCD05 and PCD20 include precision milled pocket seats that improve
run-out, stability and tool life by providing optimal contact between the tool
body and insert.

Integrated through-coolant
channels support high productivity and promote excellent chip evacuation. Because
of their high levels of flexibility, Turbo 10 cutters work in slotting,
shouldering, ramping, facing, pocketing, plunging and turn milling

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