8/4/2017

Cut Turning Cycle Time by Feeding in Both Directions

Sponsored Content
Facebook Share Icon LinkedIn Share Icon Twitter Share Icon Share by EMail icon Print Icon

In conventional turning, you feed toward the chuck in the Z axis. With Sandvik’s new PrimeTurning process, however, you can feed in either direction in turning, facing and shoulder-cutting operations. (Sponsored Content) 

Share

Facebook Share Icon LinkedIn Share Icon Twitter Share Icon Share by EMail icon Print Icon

In conventional turning, you feed toward the chuck in the Z axis. With a new process, however, you can feed in either direction in turning, facing and shoulder-cutting operations. The results are astonishing. Some operations can be performed in a small fraction of the time required in conventional turning, and with a better surface finish as well.

The process, PrimeTurning, was developed by Sandvik Coromant. It uses a small-lead-angle turning tool, which enables much more aggressive cutting. Plus, the ability to feed away from shoulders eliminates the chip-jamming problem common with conventional turning. For some operations, you can literally feed back and forth with the tool virtually never leaving the cut. That’s a huge time-saver, particularly in roughing operations requiring multiple passes to get down to the required OD.

Several videos on PrimeTurning demonstrate how the process works. In the right applications, it can result in cycle time reductions of 50 percent or more.

Hand holding a crystal ball

We’d rather send you $15 than rely on our crystal ball…

It’s Capital Spending Survey season and the manufacturing industry is counting on you to participate! Odds are that you received our 5-minute Metalworking survey from Modern Machine Shop in your mail or email. Fill it out and we’ll email you $15 to exchange for your choice of gift card or charitable donation. Are you in the U.S. and not sure you received the survey? Contact us to access it.

Help us inform the industry and everybody benefits.

RELATED CONTENT

Related Topics

Resources