By Kari Williamson

The carbide grades are coated with Seco Tools' Duratomic material, ipmd.net reports.

TK1001 is mostly used for grey cast iron machining requiring a high level of wear and abrasion resistance. TK2001 is recommended when high durability and extreme stability of the cutting edges are required.

Seco Tools saw an offer from Sandvik AB to take over its remaining shares in 2011.