The vertical turning lathe (VTL) is a time-honored solution for turning large, heavy and/or asymmetric workpieces. While always an efficient machine tool, it has been hampered by poor utility rates, due to lengthy tool changes and setups.
A new solution to tackle the length of downtime typical of many turning centers is machine adapted clamping units. Developed to suit the various machine types available or in use today, they are easily accommodated on turrets for stationary and rotating tools with various adapter configurations.
Landing gear components endure thousands of extreme loading cycles throughout their lifetimes. Sandvik Coromant provides tooling solutions for lighter and more reliable components.
Watch how CBN-tipped inserts from Sandvik Coromant work together with our patented geometry technology to provide the most cost efficient surfaces when hard part turning.
In this web cast, we introduce the Sandvik Coromant range of CBN inserts. The range offers increased productivity, high-quality finishing, and time and cost savings in hard part turning applications.
When the economy was strong many processes were put in place hastily or existing processes ignored driven by the need to “get parts out the door”. While we work toward a recovery, this is an excellent time to review the processes in your shop to make sure you are getting the most out of your tooling.
The geometry of a turning insert provides two major benefits, it forms and breaks the chip coming off the component and provides edgeline strength for the carbide cutting material. Our goal is to apply an insert that will give us the best balance of tool life and productivity versus toughness and process security.
The most popular turning insert in the industry is the 80 degree diamond (CNMG insert). Known for its balance of versatility and edge strength it is usually the first choice of CNC programmers. However, many customers use the four 80 degree corners and discard the other four cutting edges found on the 100 degree corners.
Here you’ll find information on the highly productive thread turning technique. Thread turning is an established and widely used technique for the threading of parts across a variety of industries.
Too often the tooling is considered after the investment phase and the extra investment required is not budgeted for, which limits the possibility to optimize the efficiency and utilization. Investing in optimized high pressure (HP) coolant tools with quick change capability ensures that the payback on a new machine investment is as short as possible with typically 25% extra machine utilization time.