Endmills suit hard part milling applications.

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Grade GC1610 cemented carbide PluraTech endmills, eliminate polishing and electrical discharge machining in shops finishing hardened steel dies and molds. Used to machine prehardened steels, endmills' fine-grained carbide has wear-resistant titanium aluminum nitride coating. Suited for high-speed machining applications, Grade GC1610 is available in CoroMill PluraTech ball-nose, toroid, and square end multiflute designs.



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New Cutting Tool Carbide Eliminates Polishing, Ups Productivity In Hard Part Milling


The new GC1610 cemented carbide for Sandvik PluraTech solid carbide endmills eliminates costly polishing and electrical discharge machining in shops finishing hardened steel dies and molds. Compared with common solid carbide endmills, it also provides up to five times longer tool life. Used to machine prehardened steels, the new carbide simplifies the finishing process and increases productivity 30 to 50%. GC1610 is the first carbide grade in Sandvik Coromant's PluraTech family of solid precision endmills.

PluraTech GC1610 is a fine-grained carbide with a wear-resistant titanium aluminum nitride coating. It provides endmills with very sharp edges for optimum chip removal, good surface finish and fewer tool changes. Milling abrasive, chromium-rich tool steel, the new GC1610 outlasted previous grades by four or five to one. The predictable cutting behavior and easy-to-see wear characteristics make the finishing process safe and easy to control.

Well suited for demanding, high speed machining applications, Grade GC1610 carbide is available in CoroMill PluraTech ball-nose, toroid, and square end multiflute designs.

Sandvik is an international group of materials-technology companies with 34,000 employees in 130 countries and over $5 billion in annual sales. Operations worldwide comprise three separate business areas: Tooling, Specialty Steels, and Mining and Construction. The Sandvik US group represents all three business areas, exceeding $1 billion in annual sales.

Products include cemented carbide and high-speed steel tools for metalworking; machinery and equipment for mining and construction; and stainless steels, special alloys and heating materials. Each company in the Sandvik group prides itself on large investments in research and development, a strong commitment to superior customer service and the willingness and capability to lead the way in technology. For more information contact Thomas Carlberg, Sandvik Coromant, 1702 Nevins Road, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410; email thomas.carlberg@sandvik.com; phone (201) 794-5000, fax (201) 794-5217, www.coromant.sandvik.com

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