Selection of tools and high-performance grades addresses turning and grooving challenges to deliver improved productivity, security and finishing in tubing hanger manufacture
High-performance GC4325 and GC4315 insert grades for internal and external turning offer high levels of wear resistance when steel machining, the ability to withstand high cutting temperatures, and cutting edges that stay in shape for long contact times. As a result, they help to address the challenge of reduced tool life from interrupted cuts when cross-hole and over-hole machining during internal and external turning.
Enhanced productivity and security and improved surface finishes can be achieved by combining high-performance inserts with tool holders from the Sandvik Coromant ‘Silent Tools™’ family of dampened boring bars and adapters. Silent Tools make it possible to maintain high metal removal rates and close tolerances by addressing the challenges of long overhangs and vibration typically associated with tubing hanger manufacture.
To address demands for machining deep grooves and parting off in long overhangs, Sandvik Coromant provides the CoroCut® QD range of inserts and durable tools with over- and under-coolant. These tools keep temperatures down, reduce tool wear, enhance stability and deliver highly efficient chip evacuation. Tubing hanger manufacturers can also choose the CoroCut 1-2 patented spring clamping system with railed insert seat and quick release key. Available with over- and under-coolant options, CoroCut 1-2 ensures smooth insert changes, eliminates the need for a torque wrench and guarantees good stability and correct clamping force time after time.
For oil and gas component manufacturers looking to maximize machine utilization, the Coromant Capto® modular, universal quick change tooling concept helps to reduce set-up and tool change time. A large variety of extension and reduction adapters support the use of tools with different lengths and design characteristics irrespective of machine interface, allowing the same tools to be used throughout the entire workshop.
Source Sandvik Coromant