Modular Tooling Lines Enable Shop Standardization
Sandvik Coromant says that its modular CoromantEH, CoroTurn SL and Capto tooling lines enable the selection of optimized tooling assemblies to suit all applications using a smaller inventory of standard items. Quick-change toolholders with direct integration in the spindle plus a variety of extension and reduction adapters enable the assembly of tools with differing lengths and designs, regardless of machine interface. Compared to buying separate tools for each machine, component and feature, the modular lines help to ease the tooling of a single machine to an entire plant.
The Coromant EH system, consisting of exchangeable cutting heads for rotating applications ranging to 32 mm (1.260"), offers an assortment of solid carbide cutting heads, indexable milling cutters, boring heads, integrated machine adapters and shanks. The CoroTurn SL modular turning system features a Serration Lock (SL) interface enabling users to create a range of tool combinations from a small inventory of adapters and cutting heads for both internal and external machining operations. Coromant Capto provides solutions for all different lengths and machine types.
The more common twist drill point geometries often are not the best for the job at hand. By choosing the best point for the material being drilled, it is possible to achieve better tool life, hole geometry, precision, and productivity.
Applying ceramic inserts is not a simple substitution of one cutting tool material for another. There are significant process considerations that shops should examine carefully in order to realize performance and tool life expectations from ceramic inserts. Here's a look at some of the ways they are used.
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