Cutting Tools Sandvik Coromant institutes ISO 13399
The company helped develop the standard.
Cutting tool and tooling systems manufacturer Sandvik Coromant said it has adopted the ISO 13399 standard, which seeks to simplify cutting tool data representation and exchange.
The supplier explained that customer benefits include lower cost for tool information management and more accurate and efficient use of manufacturing resources. “For example, there is no longer any need to change existing programming settings to use Sandvik Coromant tooling,” it noted.
The company said ISO 13399, an international standard for the computer-interpretable representation and exchange of industrial product data, was developed jointly by Sandvik Coromant, the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, France’s Cetim (technical centre for mechanical engineers) and other players in the metal-cutting sector. Its goal is to provide a mechanism to describe product data pertaining to cutting tools, independent of any specific system, the company said. “This makes it suitable not only for neutral file exchange, but also as a basis for implementing and sharing product databases and archiving.”
The company said the standard can be used to ease and improve the exchange of data between CAD, CAM, CAE, PDM/EDM and other computer-aided technologies. ISO 13399 allows cutting tool item information to be communicated using a logical, standardised method, in a language that software can readily process, according to the company. This way, both the company and customers share the same definitions of parameters, which improves electronic data exchange.