Sandvik Coromant Articles
Sandvik Coromant appoints new head of sustainable business
Camilla Nevstad Bruzeluis will drive global sustainability strategies at the metal cutting firm
How Sandvik Coromant is helping to upskill the industry
Research from Search Consultancy has shown that manufacturing is more affected by the skills shortage than any other industry, with 85% of businesses feeling the strain from a lack of skilled workers.
An end to poor inventory management
Productivity is the main goal for manufacturers and has knock-on effects for resources, operational efficiency and the bottom line. Despite this, a major cause of wasted time continues to be overlooked: poor inventory management. Having the right tool available at the right time is of critical importance for manufacturers. Here, Francis Richt, Global Manager for Sandvik Coromant’s Digital Machining Business explains how specialist tooling s...
Sandvik to acquire DWFritz Automation
Sandvik has signed an agreement to acquire US based DWFritz Automation, a global provider of precision metrology, inspection, and assembly solutions for advanced manufacturing. DWFritz Automation designs, builds and supports engineer-to-order, high-speed, non-contact metrology solutions and automation systems.
Power skiving for electric vehicles
Tesla’s automobiles are frequently cited as examples that electric vehicles (EVs) don’t need multiple gears or dual transmission. That is, except for all the models that do. As the multi-gear EV trend begins to pick up speed Mats Wennmo, Global Automotive Transmission Manager at Sandvik Coromant, the global leader in metal cutting, has explained how a process known as power skiving can help EV manufacturers keep-up, but with grea...
Innovative smart packaging solutions launched
Sandvik Coromant has launched an optimised smart packaging solution to level up its operational sustainability. Developed by R&D engineer and system developer Maria Rajabzadeh Namaghi as part of Sandvik Coromant’s Automation Platform team. The solution uses artificial intelligence (AI) to determine the smallest possible packaging required to contain a product, reducing costs and CO2 emissions in the process.
Predicting tool wear for process security
A study by China’s Beihang University in the International Journal of Production Research directly links predictive maintenance with the quality of products. But, how can manufacturers combine this predictiveness and excellence in their steel turning operations with fewer workers on the shop floor, or in unmanned production? Here, Rolf Olofsson, Product Manager at Sandvik Coromant, has explained why the right tooling, pl...
3D printing and titanium: a life-changing combination
3D printing is delivering customisation options that make it possible to create almost any shape using Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology. In fact, the possibilities of 3D printing are so gamechanging, it is even possible to create carbon copies of our own skulls. Sandvik’s additive manufacturing and metal powder specialists are exploring the potential of AM in the medical field, and are preparing for the future of medical imp...
Helping the next generation create a sustainable future
The future of solar power is burning bright. According to a report by The International Energy Agency (IEA), renewable power is set to expand by 50% between 2019 and 2024, with solar photovoltaic (PV) representing almost 60% of this expected growth. At this pivotal time for renewable energy, it is time we focused on supporting the next generation. Here, Mats W Lundberg, Head of Sustainability at Sandvik explains how Sandvik is helping y...
Sandvik invests in manufacturing software provider Oqton
High-tech engineering group Sandvik has acquired a minority stake in the privately owned American company Oqton, a provider of AI-powered manufacturing solutions that allow manufacturers to manage, optimise and automate their manufacturing workflows.
Helen Blomqvist appointed President at Sandvik Coromant
As president, Blomqvist will be responsible for enhancing Sandvik Coromant’s position in manufacturing tools and machining solutions and sharing the knowledge that drives the manufacturing industry forward. Blomqvist will report to the newly appointed President of Sandvik Machining Solutions, Nadine Crauwels, and will be a member of the Sandvik Machining Solutions Management Team. She starts her new position on 1st December 2020.
New tap designed to meet high requirements of automotive industry
A new thread forming tap has been launched by Sandvik Coromant, which is optimised for ISO P steel machining and is designed to boost productivity, particularly in the automotive industry. The CoroTap 400 achieves this by offering chip-free tapping as well as faster machining times and stronger threads through reduced torque and an optimised geometry.
Get your first class ticket to productivity
To enhance milling performance on ISO S materials, cutting tool and tooling system specialist, Sandvik Coromant is introducing a series of end mills featuring geometries and grades. The CoroMill Plura HFS (High-Feed Side milling) ISO S cutters deliver reliable and productive results on workpieces made from titanium and nickel-based alloys, bringing benefits to both aerospace engine and frame applications.
Tapping out the benefits for aerospace manufacturers
Due to a strong demand for reliable maching solutions in the aerospace industry, cutting tool and tooling system specialist Sandvik Coromant has launched new tapping and thread millung tools for ISO S materials (titanium and nickel-based alloys). The products have been purpose designed to deliver process security on high value components, such as engine casings, thus providing reductions in scrap rates and machine downtime.
Sandvik Coromant inserts generate low cutting forces
When milling stainless steel there are many challenges to overcome, including difficulties with chip formation, tool life and productivity. The latest insert geometries for CoroMill 345 have been designed specifically to offer the light cutting action and low forces required to surmount such challenges. Numerous benefits include not only higher metal removal rates and greater throughput, but the ability to use CoroMill 345 on small taper machines...
PCB end mills deliver lasting & predictable wear patterns
Making its exhibition debut at JEC Europe 2014 (Paris, 11-13 March), CoroMill Plura range of brazed PCD end mills is likely to be of great interest to any manufacturers performing edging, surface milling, slotting or cutting operations on CFRP components.
Insert grades designed for steel turning & cast iron milling
In October 2013, the insert grade GC4325 was introduced by Sandvik Coromant. This assortment has now been extended to include the insert grades GC4315 and GC3330. Inveio, a material science providing inserts with exceptional wear resistance and tool life, is featured in all three grades delivering endurance, predictability and long tool life to the machining process.
Free multilingual machining apps for iOS and Android
Sandvik Coromant has today announced the launch of its iOS and Android apps in eight new languages, making it far easier to access key data and productivity information in the field and on the machine shop floor. Free to download from the iTunes App Store and GooglePlay, the apps are now available in French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese and Japanese versions.
Sandvik launches new wire for efficient production of high-quality reed switches
Safeni 52 is a soft magnetic iron-nickel alloy with high magnetic permeability, low coercive force, and a low content of non-metallic inclusions. Its thermal expansion is compatible with glass used in reed switches.
New drill technology for composites
From 31sr March 2011 cutting tool and tooling specialist Sandvik Coromant will introduces a range of drills for producing rivet and bolt holes in carbon reinforced plastics (CFRP) and composite/metallic stack materials.