NEW SECO SOLID-CARBIDE CUTTING TOOLS BOOST KNEE IMPLANT MACHINING SPEEDSFagersta, January 2018 — Seco Tools has introduced the industry’s first product line specifically dedicated to knee implant machining. The new medical range of solid-carbide cutting tools combines different machining strategies such as high-speed machining to shorten part cycle times when machining knee implants by as much as 50 percent.
The tools’ continuous grades and optimized coatings result in exceptional part surfaces that reduce, and often eliminate, the need for polishing or fine finishing operations. These features also promote excellent process stability and long tool life.
The Seco medical range includes 9 advanced geometries and 39 tools, most of which are positioned in Tornado high-speed cutting family. Each geometry is designed for particular applications in the machining of tibial tray and femoral knee implant parts. And because the new dedicated tools excel in the machining of CoCr (Cobalt Chrome) and Ti6Al4V ISO-S12 parts (3D printed), they maximize machine performance for other medical components such as those for hip replacements and bone plates as well.
For more information on the Seco medical cutters, please contact a local Seco representative or visit our product page.