Drills boost productivity and tool life

The new range of Feedmax-P solid-carbide drills from Seco Tools is said to provide component manufacturers with up to 35% more productivity and improved tool life when machining steel and cast iron.

Featuring new geometry and a TiAIN coating, the range delivers improved chip management and control, says Seco. The end result being that manufacturers can drill holes faster (productivity) and use fewer drills (economy). Feedmax-P drills have strong, straight cutting edges with strategically located coolant holes. Moreover, narrow land margins help to minimise the effect of heat generation, while an improved flute design protects the drill point and delivers improved chip evacuation.
With a new TiAIN coating, which is said to deliver improved tool life when machining high heat-generating applications, combined with strong point geometry, cutting speeds of up to 190 m/min can be achieved when machining SMG P5 structural steel without causing excessive tool wear.
Feedmax-P drills are available in diameters ranging from 2 to 20 mm, and in length-to-diameter ratios of 3xD, 5xD and 7xD. Internal coolant supply is available as standard, while customised options, such as intermediate sizes, and chamfer and step-drill versions, can be supplied on request.
For further information www.secotools.com