As well as achieving in-machining efficiencies through advanced tooling technologies and strategies, there are many gains to be had earlier in the process, at the design and planning stage. Here, the digitalisation of previously manual processes such as tooling item selection and tool assembly creation can help to significantly increase efficiency and machining security. Cutting tool data can in fact be gathered more accurately and used to create precise digital twin representations – a functionality that has become fundamental in the modern workflow to prevent errors at the machining stage. Today, such processes can be fully integrated with the user’s CAM software, and can be completed with a few simple clicks as part of an easy-to-use menu-driven process.
Cutting tool and tooling system specialist Sandvik Coromant has unveiled a new high-feed version of the CoroMill® 745 face milling cutter, featuring a 25° entering angle for additional productivity gains when milling steel and cast iron workpieces. The new high-feed version facilitates even higher metal removal rates (MRR) in applications with depths of cut up to 2.8 mm (0.110 inch). The new cutter is set to benefit sectors such as die and mould, pump and valve, oil and gas, automotive, power generation and general engineering.
Cutting tool and tooling system specialist Sandvik Coromant has introduced its next generation of rough-boring tools, which includes a Silent Tools™ solution. These new CoroBore® rough-boring tools are designed to surmount the challenges typically associated with rough boring, namely vibration, chip-breaking and process security – all while delivering high-end productivity.
Cutting tool and tooling system specialist Sandvik Coromant has introduced its GC4335 insert grade for the turning of steels where unstable conditions or vibration issues prevail. GC4335 is designed to bring about secure and predictable machining, as well as shorter cycle times and better machine utilisation through reduced stoppages and longer insert life. Customers will benefit from an improved process with less risk of insert breakage, as well as reduced cost per component and faster return on investment.
Manufacturing trends – such as the softening or growth of certain industry segments, the use of technologies like 3D printing or processes like near net shape manufacturing – all have direct impacts on cutting tool product development. As one of the leading cutting tool manufacturers, Seco strives to not only keep pace with the natural progression of the industry, but also to set new standards in tool development and performance.
When planning a milling application, there are several factors you must consider for optimum results. First and foremost, you want to have the right cutting tool for the job. But before diving too deep into a tooling supplier catalog, it’s important to understand the variables that impact cutting tool performance, with mechanical loads being one of them.
Cutting tool and tooling systems specialist Sandvik Coromant has signed an agreement to become a Premium Partner of a leading machine tool manufacturer, DMG MORI. The deal makes Sandvik Coromant the only tooling manufacturer to be named as a DMG MORI Premium Partner, and will serve to further strengthen the relationship between the companies on a global scale. Machine shops around the world will now benefit from the combined knowledge and experience of two market leaders.
The Kyocera Group exhibits its latest products and technologies at JIMTOF 2016, the 28th Japan International Machine Tool Fair — one of the largest events of its kind in Asia, being held November 17-22 at the Tokyo Big Sight. New products, including CA3 Series indexable cutting tool inserts for cast iron machining, will contribute to further advancing global manufacturing.
Choosing the right rotary end mill for your CNC operation is a key part of any machining business. Unfortunately, there are so many different options that even the experts can get confused from time to time. The different lengths, materials and flute numbers are just the start of choosing the correct tool. You also have to consider coatings, tool life and cutter head geometries. To make the process less painless, Kyocera SGS has put together a list to make sure you pick the right end mill every time.