This site uses cookies. You can read how we use them in our privacy policy.

Language: English Click to choose Language


New Seco End Mills Boost Material Removal Rates in a Wide Range of Materials
10/11/2016 9:00:00 AM

Fagersta, October 2016 — Seco recently released two new solid-carbide end mills that significantly boost metal removal rates and offer exceptionally long tool life. The Jabro®-HFM JHF181 is an excellent choice for high-feed milling strategies in hardened steels and nickel-based alloys, while the Jabro®-Solid2 JS564 and JS565 represent Seco’s continued focus on developing tools for advanced roughing strategies for a wide range of materials such as steels, stainless steels and titanium alloys.

As the latest member in the Seco high feed family, the new Jabro-HFM JHF181 offers the same high productivity as other Seco high feed tooling solutions. These high-feed milling cutters increase metal removal rates by up to 30 percent over traditional methods. The JHF181 is especially effective at machining complex parts that require long tool overhangs and a mix of multiple axial and radial machining operations. It provides up to 30 percent more tool life than other comparable solid-carbide end mills when processing ISO H materials. Seco’s new HXT coating adds a hard layer to the JHF181, which results in advanced thermal protection and high wear resistance. 

The JHF181 is available in 2-, 4- or 5-flute options with cutting diameters from 2 mm to 16 mm and length options ranging from 2xD to 7xD. This end mill also has through-tool coolant capability for diameters from 6 mm to 12mm.

Designed for advanced roughing strategies, the new Jabro-Solid2 JS564 and JS565 offer 20 percent longer tool life than their predecessors due to stable tapered cores, polished NXT coatings and other high-performance features. The JS564 and JS565 provide a relatively high radial engagement while maintaining high feeds and speeds for advanced roughing passes. Furthermore, the positive frontal teeth geometries on these two end mills make them successful in axial and helical interpolation operations.

New, optimised chip splitter options create small chips when using long cutting lengths, ensuring the best possible chip evacuation. This proves especially beneficial when machining deep pockets and reduces operational risks, such as tool breakage and workpiece scrap.

The JS564 and JS565 are available in 4- and 5-flute designs in a broad range of cutting diameters and lengths. The JS565 is also available without chip splitters.  For both the JS564 and JS565, cylindrical shank diameters are available from 3 mm to 20 mm, and Weldon shank diameters are available from 6 mm to 20 mm. All of these options are stocked products.

For more information on the Jabro-HFM JHF181 or the Jabro-Solid2 JS564 and JS565, please contact a local Seco representative or visit:

Headquartered in Fagersta, Sweden and present in more than 50 countries, Seco Tools is a leading global provider of metal cutting solutions for milling, turning, holemaking and toolholding. For more than 80 years, the company has provided the technologies, processes and support that manufacturers depend on for maximum productivity and profitability. For more information on how Seco’s innovative products and expert services bring success to manufacturers across all industry segments, please visit