MP2050 insert grade

MP2050 insert grade

November 29, 2017

Seco Tools Inc

Seco now offers the MP2050 insert grade with an optimized balance of toughness and wear resistance to efficiently machine high strength, heat-resistant materials. Originally developed for turbine blade machining in the power generation industry segment, the new grade also excels in aerospace applications and is suitable in milling materials such as austenitic and martensitic stainless steels, as well as titanium.

The new substrate and a post treatment applied to its coating enhances MP2050’s capabilities to handle high heat in the cutting zone and prevent chip adhesion and cutting-edge buildup for high process stability and predictability. The combined substrate reliability and wear resistance in the coating overcomes unstable machining conditions such as those involving interrupted cuts, long tool overhangs, and weak fixture. Additionally, the grade reduces tool costs through longer tool life and allows cutting parameters to be increased, especially in dry machining conditions. The MP2050 grade range includes round inserts in 10mm, 12mm, 16mm, and 20mm sizes.

High-feed inserts, square shoulder inserts for Seco’s Turbo, Square 6 and Square T4, and face milling inserts for its Double Octomill are also available.