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Milling Concept for Challenging Roughing Operations

Sandvik Coroman's CoroMill MR80 is primarily designed for challenging roughing operations in a wide range of face and profile milling applications in steel and stainless steel.

CoroMill MR80 is a double-sided round insert concept with a higher number of inserts compared to regular round insert cutters, the company reported. It is suited to low depth of cut-up to 3 mm-in face milling and profile milling applications in steel and stainless steel.

Originally designed for machining cast stainless components such as turbochargers and exhaust manifolds in the automotive sector, this product has been further developed to cater to steel milling applications that require the security of a round cutting edge-such as the die and mold segment. As a result, CoroMill MR80 is a versatile milling concept that offers higher productivity and economical machining in a wide range of operations.

"The round cutting edge is considered to be the most secure edge for challenging materials as well as tough cutting conditions," said Sangram Dash, Global Product Application Specialist for Indexable Milling Tools at Sandvik Coromant. "Furthermore, the shim offers additional security for the cutter body, protecting against coining deformation and machining accidents, while also securing the insert in the tip seat by restricting micro-movements during cutting."

CoroMill MR80 features double-sided inserts with 12 indexing possibilities when operated within a 3 mm depth of cut. "That means more parts for each set of inserts," said Dash. "A higher number of inserts on a cutter body also enables a higher table feed and increased productivity. On top of that, the overall security and reliability mean less damage to the cutter body and inserts which, ultimately, helps to cut costs."

Due to its lightweight cutting geometry, it is also possible to use CoroMill MR80 as a problem solver in difficult machining situations, even with long overhangs.

"Frequently, due to their intricate shapes, automotive cast stainless components are mounted on a fixture that may not be suitable for higher cutting loads," said Dash. "And often, in die and mold applications, the cutter must go deep into the mold cavity, mounted on a long adaptor. In both cases, the cutting forces must be limited so that vibration can be avoided. Although CoroMill MR80 is a double-sided negative concept, it works with fairly low cutting forces and is a suitable solution for such applications."

The CoroMill MR80 assortment offers cylindrical and arbor cutter bodies with diameters from 32 mm to 100 mm, three to 12 cutting teeth and even pitch and shim protection. All cutter bodies feature internal coolant supply. The double-sided E-L50 inserts offer true and easy indexing (6 + 6), with a 3 mm recommended depth of cut.

For more information contact:

Sandvik Coromant

295 Maple Lane

Mebane, NC 27302


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