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.
These solid carbide reamers are the solution when high surface quality finish and close tolerances are required. Dedicated geometries and internal coolant allow for superb hole quality and process security.
Australian company Overall Forge decided to do its finish machining in-house as a way to save its customers time and money and at the same time strengthen its competitive edge. It turned to Sandvik Coromant for both tooling and expertise.
Boring bars and their application present a unique problem. We have been taught that a stable process requires us to minimize the overhang of the tools. And yet in boring we are forced to “hand the bar out” to reach the cutting zone.
In this web cast, we look at the unique tooling solutions required to machine gas and steam turbine casings. Learn how to manage common problems associated with internal groove milling, large-hole rough and finish boring, and inner diameter groove finishing.
Sandvik Coromant Dampened Products reduce vibrations during turning, milling and boring applications while improving your productivity.
CoroBore XL is a new boring-tool system for large-diameter boring. New bridges and holders enable both fine and rough boring with precise results and optimal productivity.
Modern steam and gas turbine components from high-performance alloys require dedicated tooling solutions and methods. Damped tools, dedicated geometries and grades as well as a high-precision coolant supply offer productive solutions.
Extended opportunities for component design and production output are available with the resources behind the Sandvik Coromant Global Deep Hole Machining Application Center.
The traditional way of machining hub blade bores is circular interpolation, but we see here why helical interpolation is a more productive solution.