Sandvik Coromant Introduces New High Performance Inserts for CoroThread 266

Fair Lawn, New Jersey, June 16, 2009 - Sandvik Coromant has introduced a new insert size for the CoroThread 266, allowing the ultra-rigid tool to be used in the majority of general threading applications. The new size 16 inserts complement the existing sizes 22 and 27.

The CoroThread 266 integrates Sandvik Coromant's unique iLock(TM) interface, which uses rails and grooves to create an incredibly rigid interface between insert and holder. This provides secure insert clamping, combats cutting forces and boosts precision and tool life. In the case of the CoroThread 266, iLock enables a wide range of thread forms to be completed with greater accuracy in fewer passes.

In addition to the new insert size, the CoroThread 266 line is also being expanded via the GC1125 insert grade. GC1125 features a unique composition that offers better heat and wear resistance properties. In threading applications, this allows for much higher precision during extended time in a cut, as well as reducing the number of passes necessary to meet required tolerances.

The CoroThread 266 can be used to achieve high precision and more symmetrical cutting in all industries and across a wide range of materials. The product's full insert range includes full profile, V-profile and multi-point varieties.

About Sandvik Coromant

As the world-leading supplier of high quality cutting tools, Sandvik Coromant helps customers think smart, work smart and earn smart. The company provided US customers with $79 million in documented cost savings in 2008. For more information regarding products, applications and services that can help you earn smart, contact Sandvik Coromant Company, 1702 Nevins Road, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410, phone 201.794.5223, fax 201.794.5217 or visit


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