Sandvik’s recent Machining day, held jointly by Sandvik Materials Technology and Sandvik Coromant at the company’s Halesowen facility proved to be a huge success, attracting more than 60 customers. It was designed to share the latest information and expert knowledge on the best and most economical methods of machining duplex and super-duplex material.
Sandvik’s Technical Marketing Manager for primary products, Marcus Hillbom, talked in detail about the material implications on cost effective machining of stainless steels and the main factors affecting machinability. This included a series of guidelines on material, set-up, fixing, insert choice and use of coolant in order to obtain the best chip break and subsequent tool life.
‘Delivering increased productivity and competitiveness’ was the subject of Sandvik Coromant Product & Application Manager Paul Williams’s presentation. He explained that by driving up productivity it could be possible to deliver more machining in the same production time by increased throughput for the same fixed costs. He also discussed the basis of green light production, meaning actual machining times, and ways of increasing this by reducing cycle times.
After the presentations, customers had the opportunity to tour the extensive material warehouse and view the comprehensive range of additional services offered by Sandvik Materials Technology.