Sandvik Coromant to Introduce New Face Milling Solution in Early 2009


Fair Lawn, New Jersey, September 8, 2008 - Sandvik Coromant has unveiled the CoroMill 345, a flexible tool that provides high performance face cutting with small depths of cut in steel and stainless steel. Available in early 2009, the CoroMill 345 offers high performance across a spectrum of applications ranging from small-batch, mixed machining to high-volume dedicated production lines.

As part of a new generation of 45-degree face mills, the CoroMill 345 is equipped with double-sided inserts that provide four edges on each side. The new tool offers full cutting edge backing and insert-seat stability through shims with strategic support islands that match insert rake-faces. The CoroMill 345's uncompromised performance makes it suitable for a variety of operations, from roughing to mirror-finishing with wiper inserts.

By featuring a more positive axial inclination at small depths of cut, the CoroMill 345 offers a soft cutting action with low axial pressure on the workpiece. As the depth of cut becomes larger, a more upright part of the cutting edge is engaged, giving the insert a more substantial structure for high security.

The CoroMill 345 will optimize processes in a variety of machine tools, ranging from small, low-powered machines to large, innovative multi-task machining centers. The tool will be released in early 2009 in diameters from 1.57" to 9.84". Attendees of IMTS 2008 can receive a first look at the CoroMill 345 in Sandvik Coromant's booth, located at F-2000.

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 $70 million in documented cost savings in 2007.

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 http://www.coromant.sandvik.com/us.

CONTACT:

Bjorn Roodzant
201.794.5223

Jim May, dgs
317.813.2226

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