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Seco to spotlight solutions for composite machining

News International-French

12 May 2014

The company will showcase innovative milling and drilling tools and techniques that bring increased cutting performance to the machining of composite-based components.

Among the solutions Seco will have on display at the Big M manufacturing convergence event include the Jabro JC800 series of CVDdiamond- coated cutters, Seco Feedmax solid carbide drills and Niagara DiamondPlus products – all of which prevent uncut fibers and delamination in demanding composite applications for various industry segments, including aerospace, automotive, construction and wind power.

With low surface roughness and very high substrate adhesion, the Jabro JC800 series of diamond-coated solid carbide and PCD end mills efficiently and accurately machine workpieces from modern carbon fiber reinforced polymers. Consisting of the JC840 and JC845 helix cutters, JC850 ball nose cutter, JC860 honeycomb sandwich router cutter, JC870 and JC871 multi-flute routers, and JC880 and JC885 low-helix four-flute end mills, the series has a high degree of specialization so it can meet the specific requirements of diverse and highly challenging composite materials.

With its Seco Feedmax family of solid carbide drills, Seco has optimized these tools for tackling a wide variety of holemaking operations in composite materials. This expansive range of tools with various geometries consists of the C1 and C2 diamond-coated drills with diameters ranging from 0.1260” – 0.5” as well as the three-flute CX1 and flat geometry CX2 PCD-tipped drills with a mix of dimensions for holes between 0.125” and 0.375”. While each of these drills serve a unique purpose, each one works to achieve the highest possible productivity and hole quality

Designed for fast, precise machining in advanced abrasive materials, Niagara DiamondPlus products feature a 100 percent real diamond crystal coating that makes them extremely hard, approaching 10,000 Vickers. The coating’s matrix of micro and nano crystalline diamond provides a smooth, tough surface that is highly resistant to chipping and cracking, allowing for long tool life. This comprehensive tool series encompasses more 200 different products, including 2- and 4-flute square and ball end mills in different geometries and lengths, compression cutters in fine and course pitches, drills, reamers and fiber router burrs.

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