Seco Tools, LLC in North America has appointed Robert Keenan as the company’s new president effective Jan. 1, 2015. Keenan will succeed current president Kurt Nordlund who will return to Seco Tools AB in Sweden as senior advisor on a global basis.
Seco recently released a new version of its workpiece material classification system (SMG) that makes it easier to understand the complicated interactions between cutting tools and workpiece materials during milling, turning and holemaking operations.
At IMTS 2014 in booth W-1564, Seco Tools, LLC will unveil several new milling, turning, threading and tool holding products that were developed with material advancements in mind, including a square shoulder cutter that enhances side-milling operations, a multi-edge system that meets the industry’s demand for narrow cutting-edge grooving and parting-off tools, an insert that provides high-performance threads in a single pass, and toolholders with special vibration damping capabilities.
Published in Aerospace
Seco Tools, LLC has increased the experience and technical expertise of its product marketing team with the promotion of veteran employee Manfred Lenz from Senior Technical Specialist to Manager–Drilling Products, NAFTA.
SECO Tools recently appointed Simon Mailloux to the role of Lead Technical Specialist for Quebec. He is responsible for directing the sales activities and sales performance of assigned team members under the direction of the Regional Manager, Mac McGaughey.
Tyler Martin explains how SECO's Jetstream Duo and X4 designs increase tool life and achieve better chip control.
Published in Multi-Tasking
Seco Tools, LLC has released the results of its North American Carbide Recycling Program for 2013. The company collected and processed 125,919 lbs (57,235 kg) of used carbide tools. Of the total, 110,585 lbs (50,265 kg) were returned to Seco Tools AB for processing into grade powder. Over the life of the carbide recycling program, Seco Tools has returned an average of over 10,100 lbs (4,100 kg) of tools per month for recycling.
Seco Tools, LLC has earned recognition for its participation in the John Deere Cost Reduction Opportunities Process (JD CROP), a supplier suggestion process that is part of Deere & Company’s Achieving Excellence program. Seco received the honour for providing cost-reduction ideas of outstanding quality and for demonstrating its commitment to continuous improvement.