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Seco’s new CS100 grade offers higher cutting speeds, longer tool life
9/4/2013 11:30:00 AM

Fagersta, September 2013 – Seco’s new CS100 sialon ceramic grade provides excellent performance in rough machining applications in nickel based heat resistant super alloys (HRSA). The CS100 grade features high chemical inertness, high abrasion resistance and high toughness, allowing it to achieve long and consistent tool life. This makes it the ideal solution to meet the aerospace industry's ever growing demands for HRSA materials. 

When machining precision components in materials such as Inconel, Nimonic and Waspaloy for the aerospace and power generation segments, CS100 requires fewer tool changes, making it easy for manufacturers to increase their productivity and decrease their cost per part. Furthermore, by allowing much higher cutting speeds than can be used with carbide inserts, CS100 minimises cutting times and maintains cost effectiveness.

For complete machining of these challenging materials, CS100 complements Seco’s existing PCBN and carbide product range.

In cutting trials, Seco found its CS100 offers up to 25 percent longer tool life when compared to a competitor’s sialon ceramic grades. For cutting data and additional information on the CS100 insert grade, please contact a local Seco representative or visit


Seco Tools is a leading manufacturer of high performance metal cutting tools. Seco’s product range includes a complete programme of tools and inserts for turning, milling, drilling, reaming and boring as well as complementary tool holding systems. With more than 25,000 standard products, Seco is a complete solutions provider for the metal cutting industry and equips machine tools from the spindle down to the cutting edge.

The company is headquartered in Fagersta, Sweden and represented in more than 50 countries worldwide with 40 subsidiaries, distributors and channel partners.