Sandvik Coromant A single cutting tool chamfers universally to provide a range of time and cost savings
Sandvik Coromant's Coro Mill 495 is said to cover a range of chamfering operations.
To address the issue of requiring multiple, dedicated cutters in the toolchanger for create different component chamfers, Sandvik Coromant has introduced Coro Mill 495, said to be a universal tool that ensures machine shops only require a single chamfer cutter for various chamfering operations. This creates extra space in the tool changer and cuts tool inventory and costs, the company said.
Most components require at least one chamfer, and the majority of modern machine shops run small batches in many different materials. With CoroMill 495, the same tool can undertake a wide variety of chamfering operations, reducing downtime and maximising machine utilisation, the company said.
The tool has indexable inserts with four cutting edges, and cutter bodies with many inserts in relation to body size. As well as conventional topside chamfers, the tool can pass through a bore and chamfer the underside of components. The cutter can also perform weld preparations, deburring operations and even face milling if required, the supplier noted.
Available cutter diameters include 12-25mm and 40-63mm for 15°, 30°, 45° and 60° chamfer angles using a range of coupling types, and a 0.5-1” imperial version takes advantage of a Weldon coupling.
Both GC1030 (-PM geometry) and GC1040 (-MM geometry) grades are available for chamfering different materials such as steel, stainless steel, cast iron, aluminium and heat resistant super alloys, the company said.