Tag Archive for Cutting tools

New tool holders offer firm grip on progress

Cutting tool and tooling system specialist Sandvik Coromant has unveiled a new range of CoroTurn® Prime multi-task and axial type tool holders to help machine shops implement the new PrimeTurning™ methodology, which enables turning in all directions. The introductions allow users to maximise the benefits of PrimeTurning on multi-task turn-mill centres and vertical turning lathes (VTLs). Complementing the company’s existing radial tool holders, Sandvik Coromant now has a complete offer for PrimeTurning operations.

Turning grade gets firm on plastic deformation

Cutting tool and tooling system specialist Sandvik Coromant is introducing a dedicated turning insert optimised for stainless steel materials that offers increased productivity, longer tool life and higher machine utilisation. GC2220 will prove to be a major benefit to pump and valve manufacturers, as well as general engineering shops, particularly those serving sectors such as aerospace, automotive and oil and gas.

Six Tips for Effective Optimized Roughing

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Optimized roughing can be highly effective for machining part features such as pockets with challenging corners as well as any straight walls that require long axial depths of cuts. In fact, this strategy enables the users to machine pockets three to four times faster than conventional methods while also dramatically extending the life of the…

What’s Better than Feeds and Speeds? Built-in Cutting Tool Advice

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When CAD/CAM programmers and machinists search for the right cutting tools and tool holders, the process starts in reverse. They look for tools first, then see the tool’s specifications and decide if it’s right for the job. But what if we turned this process around? Why can’t the user specify the job, and then get recommendations from tool manufacturers?

Milling from a different angle

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Dormer Pramet introduced a versatile new line of tools and inserts to support economical shoulder milling applications in a wide variety of materials.

GC1130 insert grade now available for use with groove milling tools

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Cutting tool and tooling systems specialist Sandvik Coromant has made its high performance steel milling grade, GC1130, available for use with CoroMill® QD and CoroMill 331 groove milling cutters. GC1130, which is the latest Zertivo™ grade from Sandvik Coromant, delivers high metal removal rates and secure performance levels in both wet and dry machining operations.

Raising productivity in the aerospace industry

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Challenge: How to meet the demands of machining titanium airframe components? Solution: Employ tailored tooling solutions that can increase production rates and lower costs.