Grooving & SlittingGrooving and slitting ops are facilitated by a new family of tools launched by Sandvik Coromant (coromant.sandvik.com/us). There is the CoroMill 329 cutter, which deploys CoroCut two-edge inserts and a strong V-rail clamping interface.
Although people often talk about the flexibility of machining centers, one aspect that shouldn't be overlooked is that some of them offer the ability to go fast. Here are some of them. None are particularly exotic, but they surely can be productive.
Although there is an increased use of non-metallic materials in cars and components, there are still plenty of steel, cast iron, alloys, aluminum, magnesium, and other metals being transformed into parts on the one hand and chips on the other. Here's an array of equipment that can help make metal removal fast, accurate andefficient.
The objective of any manufacturing setup is to get the most out of your equipment. So whether it is high speeds, flexibility, or just keeping the equipment up and running, getting the job done is what's important.
We put the question to a non-scientific cross-section of users and machine builders. What we found was a whole class of machining centers aimed at higher-than-traditional volumes. Speed and flexibility for operational agility is the name of the game.