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Inveio(TM) Setting the Standard for Steel Turning and Cast Iron Milling
Press release date: Feb 04, 2014
In today's manufacturing, predictability is becoming increasingly important. Production that runs smoothly, without unexpected interruptions, allows for secure "lights out" production and high machine utilization; a cornerstone for profitable production processes.
Following the successful introduction of insert grade GC4325 in October 2013, Sandvik Coromant now extends that assortment and introduces new grades GC4315 and GC3330. All three grades feature Inveio which brings endurance, predictability and long tool life to the machining process.
The performance of these grades is made possible by Inveio's uni-directional crystal orientation. Normally, the crystal orientation of the CVD alumina coating is random. Sandvik Coromant found a way to control the growth of the crystals, lining them up in the same direction to create a stronger, uniform structure of the coating. These tightly-packed crystals create a strong barrier towards the cutting zone and chip.
The result is grades that offer incredible wear resistance and cutting edges that stay in shape and last longer in the cut. The long, predictable tool life of GC4325, GC4315 and GC3330 enables secure unmanned production with a high metal removal rate.
GC4325 is the first choice grade for steel turning. When GC4325 reaches a limit in metal removal rate due to high speed and long time in cut, GC4315 withstands the high cutting temperatures that occur. GC3330 is the first choice grade for milling in cast iron materials.
Sandvik Coromant is a global leading supplier of cutting tools, tooling solutions and know-how to the metalworking industry. With extensive investments in research and development we create unique innovations and set new productivity standards together with our customers. These include the world's major automotive, aerospace and energy industries. Sandvik Coromant has 8000 employees and is represented in 130 countries. We are part of the business area Sandvik Machining Solutions within the global industrial group Sandvik.
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