By: Chad Miller, Product Manager-Advanced Materials
If you have a rigid setup and perform straight turning involving facing or ID or OD turning, chances are you can receive serious benefits by integrating wiper inserts.
|Wiper inserts use a special grind|
to maximize productivity.
There are two ways to think about the potential advantages of wiper inserts. If you currently have to perform secondary grinding to achieve the needed surface finish, the right wiper insert may be able to eliminate that operation entirely. At a 0.004” per revolution feedrate, a wiper insert can achieve surface finish of 5 Ra. On the other hand, if you’re already getting the surface quality you need from your turning operations, integrating the correct wiper insert can provide a 200% to 300% productivity gain.
|Negative wiper geometries shift|
crater wear and maximize insert life
when used with rigid setups.
|Positive wiper geometries reduce|
cutting forces and vibration.
If you have any questions on how wiper inserts can potentially impact your turning applications, send me an email or get in touch with your local Seco rep. We have extensive experience in helping manufacturers get the most benefit out of this technology and would be glad to help you maximize your operations. Additional information on Seco wiper inserts can be found here
Chad manages Seco's advanced materials product lines, including all CBN and PCD products. When he's not helping customers implement advanced metalcutting solutions, you can find him training for and running 5K, 10K and 1/2 marathon races and triathlons.