In micromachining, the parts may be small, but the tooling and machining options are wide open. And with all of the challenges that come with micromachining — tight tolerances, stringent quality demands, hard-to-machine materials — choosing the right methods is critical.
The increasing demand for bone screws, implants and other microcomponents creates a need for new techniques that produce specific thread forms quickly and with high tolerances.
This new range of small CoroMill Plura ballnose end mills for profiling applications in medium hard to hard steels. Small diameters makes them suitable for all small die and mold manufacturing where high precision is important.
German manufacturer Mayer Feintechnik invests big in turn-mill Mori Seiki machine with Coromant Capto system, pays off with doubled productivity.
Thread whirling neutralizes many of the issues encountered with single-point threading. The process is used primarily by medical manufacturers to produce bone screws with deep threads.
Thread whirling is an important milling operation that ensures high-quality manufacturing of bone screws for medical applications. The thread whirling solution offered by Sandvik Coromant enables medical component manufacturers to make bone screws in a single-pass milling operation while improving overall component quality and productivity.
Sandvik Coromant has a range of turning inserts for machining difficult alloys used in medical components. The advantages are the production of a thinner chip, reducing heat and subsequent notch wear, as well as extended tool life.
The medical implant industry requires that manufacturing processes are carried out to high tolerances and with precision within a volume production environment. Biocompatible implants use materials that are challenging to machine, and this requires considerable knowledge of the machining of small components. Sandvik Coromant has made key investments in developing solutions that meet the needs of this growing market.
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.
Some of the most common problems in parting and grooving operations are related to ineffective chip control and poor accessibility. Accurate supply of high-pressure coolant provides an effective solution to chip control problems. The new standard inserts, blades and adaptors from Sandvik Coromant offer a highly productive and economical solution for applications requiring good accessibility and in many cases eliminate the need for special or modified tools.