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Minimaster® Plus

Flexible and cost-effective modern endmill design

The highly productive Minimaster Plus replaceable tip milling system makes tool-length remeasurement obsolete. The system offers a large selection of inserts and shanks for a multitude of tough milling applications.

THROUGH-TOOL COOLANT HIGH-FEED HEADS

Seco developed the Minimaster Plus with speed, precision and complete versatility in mind. To make the system even more adaptable, the company has added internal coolant capability to all three of its diameter sizes of the new high-feed milling heads.

PRODUCT OVERVIEW

 

  • Provides an excellent solution for the aerospace, automotive, energy, medical and mouldmaking industries
  • Machines steel, stainless steel, cast iron, aluminium and other challenging materials
  • Incorporates a high-precision interface between the replaceable carbide insert and steel shank
  • Enables insert replacement without having to remove the tool from the machine spindle or requiring additional tool length measurement

 

SHORT FLUTE LENGTHS

Seco continues to build upon its industry leading Minimaster Plus family with the development of new shorter flute lengths – the first of many planned product line additions. As part of the popular replaceable cutting head tool system, the new Minimaster Plus cutting heads with shorter flutes will handle higher cutting forces and, in turn, deliver increased metal removal rates in roughing and semi-finishing operations.

The new cutters incorporate all of the same design features and benefits as existing Minimaster Plus cutting heads, only in shorter flute lengths. Existing flute lengths are 1.2 x D, while the new additions are 0.7 x D, which significantly boosts their stability.

Added stability makes the shorter lengths especially well suited for aggressive material removal in demanding applications and 5-axis machining where cutter ends are used more frequently than the entire flute lengths. Ideal machining conditions for the new cutters are those where radial engagement is much greater than axial engagement, as compared to the opposite conditions where longer flutes would be used.

The shorter cutting heads are available with the same corner radii and geometries, as well as in the same coatings and grades, as existing Minimaster Plus cutting heads. They also work with the entire existing shank range. Industry segments that will benefit the most from the new lengths include aerospace, mould & die, and general contract machining.

NEW FOUR-FLUTE VERSION OPTIMISES CUTTING PARAMETERS

Seco introduces a new four-flute version into its industry leading Minimaster Plus replaceable cutting head tool system. The four-flute version joins an existing three-flute head, and both handle higher cutting forces and, in turn, deliver increased metal removal rates in roughing and semi-finishing operations. The four-flute head features larger helix angles, but incorporates all of the same design features and benefits as existing Minimaster Plus cutting heads. The shorter flute lengths measure 0.7xD, which significantly boosts their stability.

 

 


RANGE OVERVIEW

 

  • 10 mm, 12 mm and 16 mm insert diameters
  • E and M insert geometries with two grade options
  • 3 to 8 flute insert range in square shoulder
  • 3 flute insert range in ballnose types
  • Corner radii ranging from 0.4 mm to 3.1 mm
  • Shank available in 24 versions, with lengths from 55 mm to 250 mm

Minimaster Plus Highfeed

APPLICATION AREAS:

 

Minimaster Plus covers most applications


YOUR SECO BENEFIT:

 

  • Interface precision for stability and a run-out of approx. 10 microns
  • Elimination of regrinding and reduced costs through exchangeable inserts
  • Increased tool life and better chip evacuation due to through-tool coolant
  • Application versatility through diverse insert and shank selection
  • High surface finish and closer tolerances via high accuracy and reduced vibrations