Magna Machine had a contract from an oil and gas company to manufacture fluid end blocks from a solid block of steel the size of an office desk. The job involved boring holes in the steel that were 3.5 inches in diameter on the outside but expanded to five inches in diameter on the inside, which resulted in a lot of chatter. The tooling solution from Sandvik Coromant saved Magna an estimated 185 hours of machine time and $40,000 in expenses.
A new indexable carbide hob concept offers a cost-efficient alternative to solid HSS hobs. Replacing solid tools with indexable tooling significantly reduces the related maintenance effort. The ease of use and high cutting data capacity of the new hob offer tangible productivity benefits.
“We have worked with representatives from Sandvik Coromant for over 30 years in regards to drilling, milling and turning tools,” says Jyrki Koitto, production manager at Takoma Gears. “We knew that they were increasing their focus on tooling for cutting gear teeth, so we asked if they had or would be interested in developing a tool that would perform this application for us.”
With demand ramping up fast, Bucyrus had only one option: to get a new and efficient machine center. The objectives were clear. A study showed that Bucyrus’ weakest point was in the big turning facility. The company needed a new machine center, but it also wanted:
A more cost-efficient cutting process, a machine that would help reduce handling and transportation of large parts, and a machine that would fit in the large turning facility.
Company replaces 14 carbide inserts with five ceramic inserts; experiences lower cost of inserts per cutter, reduced war and tear on spindle, and cuts cycle time in half.
Nuflo worked closely with Sandvik Coromant to implement tooling and process improvements on large die components. The addition of a new wiper insert alone resulted in a 20% production increase. The CoroMill 210 provided more accurate roughing, greatly reducing the amount of finishing operations required. This boost in productivity proved vital to achieving the turnaround time necessary to meet the customer’s demand.
Shops often fail to realize what good candidates they are for a heavier and more rigid machining center. If it is possible to cut deeper and faster, and you would profit by cutting deeper and faster, then you are losing money by not cutting deeper and faster.
Components manufacturer Melesi has always had a heightened sense of environmental awareness. By collecting its used carbide inserts, the company earns extra money while also being able to boast of its low (and soon to be ISO-certified) environmental impact. In addition, it saves money by knowing exactly when a carbide insert needs to be changed.
Canadian Tool & Die Ltd is maintaining a 20 percent annual growth rate even with the current downturn. The company worked with Sandvik Coromant to develop the R210 GC1010 cutting tool; ideal for heavy equipment manufacturing. In turn, CTD has been able to acquire new customers and maintain steady growth.
Coromant Capto C10 extends the standard range of this modular tooling system to allow manufacturers either to perform most machining operations more efficiently on challenging materials such as titanium or HRSA or to provide a platform for heavy machining applications such as those in the aerospace, power generation and railway industries. The C10 is a stable, strong coupling that can handle the increased forces in demanding heavy machining operations.
The C10 coupling of Coromant Capto offers the same flexibility, quick change, modularity and standardization of tooling as the other coupling sizes of this well-established modular tooling concept, and extends those benefits across all machines involved in heavy-duty applications.