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Seco Introduces X4 for parting and grooving of small components

Seco Tools introduced its X4, a new multi-edged, tangential tool for grooving and parting off of small components.

Available in cutting widths from 0.031"–0.093", X4’s inserts minimize material consumption in parting off and enable precise
grooving and copying of small- and medium-sized complex parts. Performance is also enhanced through X4’s tangential insert bodies that ensure high rigidity, stability and productivity, the company claims.

To increase flexibility, each X4 insert type can be fastened to any X4 insert seat, allowing for reduction of tooling inventory. Depending on the cutting edge width, the tool’s maximum cutting depth ranges from 0.102"–0.256" and can cut off maximum bar diameters from 0.205"–0.512". The X4 inserts are available in neutral, right-hand angled and left-hand angled cutting edge

Watch the video below to see how Seco's X4 inserts work.


According to Seco, Troy, Mich., the X4 is ideal for a variety of common workpiece materials, and uses CP500 and CP600 insert grades. CP600 features a mix of toughness and wear resistance suitable for most general applications, while CP500 provides increased wear resistance for more challenging cutting scenarios.

To further increase X4’s performance, inserts with the MC chipbreaking geometry can be applied, according to the company.

All X4 toolholders incorporate Seco’s Jetstream Tooling Duo technology to further enhance productivity, lengthen tool life and improve chip control, the company reports. By delivering coolant from two outlets to optimum points in the cutting and heat zones, Jetstream Tooling Duo contributes to efficient cooling, ideal chip formation and high part quality, the company claims.

The X4 is offered in shank sizes of 0.63", 0.75" and 1.00", as well as Seco-Capto C4, C5 and C6.

Seco Tools is a provider of metalcutting solutions for milling, turning, holemaking and toolholding.


seco x4

Seco introduced its X4, a new multi-edged, tangential tool for grooving and parting off of small components.