WHAT IS HIGH FEED MILLING?
High feed milling is a roughing method developed to achieve higher metal removal rates that increase productivity and decrease machining time for each workpiece. The process combines a shallow depth of cut with a large cutting radius or small lead angle to ensure that the cutting forces are directed towards the machine spindle in the axial direction. Axially directed cutting forces result in greater tool stability, which allows for greatly increased feed rates—sometimes up to 10 times the normal rate.
Even though high feed milling is primarily a roughing method, with our tools it is possible to achieve near net shapes. This allows you to skip the semi-finishing step and go directly from roughing to the final finishing operations—which saves a tremendous amount of time and effort and increases efficiency.
LESS COMPLEXITY, MORE PERFORMANCE WITH HIGH FEED MILLING
High feed milling removes a lot of material in a short period of time, whether your application involves face milling, pocketing, helical interpolation, slotting, copying or plunging. By applying the process to cut near-net parts, you can eliminate semi-finishing operations, resulting in a substantial reduction in cycle time.
Manufacturers working with unstable conditions or deep pockets that require long overhangs receive the greatest benefit from high feed milling. This becomes especially apparent in applications where the tool overhang is more than three times the diameter of the tool. The shallow depth of cut results in very low radial cutting forces and practically zero vibration, which gives high stability despite the long tool overhang. This increases tool life and allows for substantial productivity gains.
WIDEST RANGE ON THE MARKET?
With diameters ranging from 1 mm to 208 mm, Seco offers one of the broadest ranges of high feed tools on the market. We also provide an extensive range of toolholding systems, making us your single source for comprehensive high feed solutions, from cutting edge to spindle.
Our global team possesses the industry’s most extensive expertise and experience in high feed milling applications. When you work with Seco, you receive better process optimisation, reduced risk and a strong competitive advantage.
Our strategically located, global warehouse facilities provide fast delivery of all high feed milling tools, helping to ensure minimal downtime for your operations. Additionally, each region has a dedicated high feed milling technical specialist ready to apply their expertise to meeting your needs.
TWO BRAND NEW HIGH FEED MILLING TOOLS
Jabro JHF181 Solid Endmill
JHF181 offers a specific high feed geometry for machining hardened steel, super alloys and titanium. JHF181 is available in dia 2-16mm and is perfect for small workpieces and cavities.
Read more about JHF181 here ->
New High Feed 6 (HF6) with double-sided 6 edged inserts
The HF6 family consists of shell end mill bodies with fixed pockets and very strong negative inserts with six cutting edges. HF6 218.21 double-sided negative inserts have six raised-edge cutting edges to create positive cutting rake angles. They are available in three different geometries.
HF6 are optimised for machining P and K materals but also well suited for M and S materials.
Read more about High Feed 6 here ->
OUR HIGH FEED RANGE
The following featured tools are part of Seco's range of high feed milling products:
• Jabro® solid carbide high feed end mills, JHF980 and JHF181, 1 – 16 mm diameter range
• Minimaster® end mills with exchangeable high feed inserts, 8 – 12 mm diameter range
• Minimaster® Plus end mills with exchangeable high feed inserts, 10 – 16 mm diameter range
• Milling cutters with indexable inserts
- R217/220.21 with indexable inserts ranging from 12 – 160 mm diameter, including the 218.19, SCET12, HF2 inserts, HF4 inserts and HF6 inserts.
- R220.21-C, with cassette bodies for the 88 – 208 mm diameter range, with the R218.19-160 inserts.
- R220.21-ON09 cutters for face milling operations using high feed strategy
• Toolholders with through coolant channels
- EPB® Shrinkfit
- EPB Accu-fit - EPB Steadyline®
- Shell end mill holders
Read more about Seco High Feed Milling in our High Feed Milling Brochure