Chucks and End Mills offer risk-free titanium milling.
March 21, 2012 -
Utilizing iLock fixturing system, Shrink Fit Chucks and CoroMill Plura Solid Carbide End Mills are suited for milling ISO S materials. iLock secures end mill without interfering with runout precision. This is achieved by helical grooves that are ground into shank of tool. Pin drivers mounted in chuck prevent tool from being pulled out of holder during extreme machining conditions.
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Sandvik Coromant Co.
1702 Nevins Rd., P.O. Box 428
Fair Lawn, NJ, 07410
CoroMill Plura and Shrink Fit with iLock(TM) for Risk Free Titanium Milling
Fair Lawn, N.J. - March 1st sees the introduction of a new iLock fixturing system for use in milling of ISO S materials.
The axial forces created when machining in ISO S materials with a solid carbide end mill puts very high demands on the clamping mechanism. In some situations the tool can pull out from the chuck despite the chuck's high clamping force. Components that are produced in these materials are expensive with a large number of machining hours invested and the consequence of tool pull out is catastrophic.
The new iLock fixturing system solves this problem by securing the end mill without interfering with the runout precision of Shrink Fit. This is achieved by helical grooves that are ground into the shank of the tool. Pin drivers mounted in the chuck prevent the tool from being pulled out of the holder during extreme machining conditions. This solution provides maximum process security.
These new chucks and solid carbide end mills offer a combination of security of pull out prevention with high precision, providing optimized metal cutting efficiency.
The CoroMill Plura with iLock program will be focused towards titanium milling in aerospace frame components.
About Sandvik Coromant
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 8,000 employees and is represented in 130 countries. We are part of the business area Sandvik Machining Solutions within the global industrial group Sandvik.