In addition to its ceramic machining operations, Reliance Tool & Manufacturing also depends on Seco insert technology for optimized hard-metal turning. Here the shop uses a Seco TH1000 insert with MF1 chipbreaker that withstands interrupted cuts and a Rc
and OD turning this 420 stainless steel injection mold component on a Mazak Quick Turn Nexus 200MY.
Michael Shea, technical specialist at Seco, said the
development of the PCD 30M technology was the first time the cutting tool provider combined grain sizes inside an insert’s tip.
Seco engineers from the company’s manufacturing head- quarters in Sweden and from its North American headquar-
ters in Troy, MI, travelled to Reliance and worked with the shop in testing the cutters. Seco mocked-up inserts specifi- cally for this purpose, providing Reliance with different edge preps and lead angles to test. However, the basic standard PCD 30M geometry proved the most effective running with the laser and on ceramics. Reliance’s ceramic system requires a high-accuracy
machine tool and one that allows for the laser head to be easily mounted and precisely positioned ahead of the cut- ting insert. To fulfill these requirements, the shop’s Integrex i 200-IV ST Multi-Tasking Machine is equipped with twin
54 hardness for facing
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