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Collet For CoroChuck 930 Maximises Pull-Out Prevention

Collet For CoroChuck 930 Maximises Pull-Out Prevention

Sandvik Coromant has introduced a new collet for its CoroChuck 930 high-precision hydraulic chuck. Designed to suit Weldon shanks, the new collet features a mechanical locking interface to prevent tool pull-out or movement when producing expensive components and/or machining with challenging cutting data.

“Being 100 percent assured of zero pull-out for Weldon shanks when producing high value-added parts, such as aerospace frame and engine components, is paramount in the highly competitive manufacturing arena,” says Mats Backman Global Product Manager at Sandvik Coromant. “Production engineers and managers are under constant pressure to minimise scrap and maximise bottom-line profitability. These thoughts were the driver for developing the new collet.”

The mechanical locking interface acts between the collet and chuck, and between the collet and shank. Having confidence in no pull-out when both collet and chuck are locked enables increased productivity in heavy-duty applications. Further benefits include easy assembly into CoroChuck 930 chucks, both slender and HD versions, while high run-out accuracy is assured with cylindrical clamping of Weldon shanks. In addition, coolant supply through the collet provides secure and reliable coolant delivery to the tool.

Ultimately, this new solution will benefit any machine shop seeking trouble-free machining in heavy applications. No pull-out or tool movement protects against the potentially sizable cost of reworking or scrapping an expensive component. Pull-out effectively changes the gauge length of the tool mid-cut, leading to the generation of features with incorrect dimensions or crash marks.

To provide an example of the potential gains on offer, a customer case trial saw CoroChuck 930 (featuring the new collet) used for a milling operation on a CNC turn-mill machine. The objective was to produce a twin-screw from 42CrMo4 alloy steel. At cutting data of 3220 rpm spindle speed, 1500 mm/min (590 in/min) feed speed, 10 mm (0.394 inch) axial depth of cut (nominal), and 20 mm (0.787 inch) radial depth of cut, the mechanical locking interface generated a stable process with no pull-out. In addition, productivity increased due to longer tool life.

 

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Sandvik And Renishaw Collaborate To Qualify New AM Materials

 

 

Sandvik And Renishaw Collaborate To Qualify New AM Materials

Sandvik And Renishaw Collaborate To Qualify New AM Materials

Renishaw is collaborating with Sandvik Additive Manufacturing to qualify new additive manufacturing (AM) materials for production applications. This encompasses a broad range of metal powders, including new alloy compositions that are optimised for the laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) process and which provide superior material properties.

Sandvik has worked with Renishaw AM systems since 2018 at its Additive Manufacturing Centre in Sandviken, Sweden. During this time, the two companies have worked together to develop process parameters for a range of Sandvik metal powders, including stainless and maraging steels, and the latest Osprey nickel-based superalloys. Sandvik has recently inaugurated a state-of-the-art titanium atomiser and powder processing facility and will now turn its focus to qualifying these alloys for industrial and medical applications.

“With our 157-year materials knowledge, our comprehensive range of in-house Osprey steels, duplex and super-duplex stainless steels, as well as nickel-based alloys and our new titanium powders, Sandvik now offers the widest range of AM materials to the market,” said Mikael Schuisky, VP R&D and Operations at Sandvik Additive Manufacturing. “Renishaw’s open machines have enabled us to rapidly optimise process parameters for our alloys for use in many different applications.”

This parameter development work has highlighted opportunities to make small but important changes to the composition of Sandvik alloys, whilst remaining within the relevant ASTM specification, to optimise the mechanical properties of LPBF components. Examples of this include a maraging steel with enhanced strength and hardness, and a crack-free Osprey HX nickel superalloy.

“Much of the innovation in AM in the next few years will come from the pairing of enhanced machine performance with improved alloys,” explained Stephen Crownshaw, AM Business Manager at Renishaw. “Better alloys mean better material properties, enabling the manufacture of AM components that are even more efficient and cost-effective. The consistency of Renishaw’s latest AM systems, combined with Sandvik’s material expertise, provides tremendous opportunities to advance AM processes and to make a stronger business case for AM.”

 

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Sandvik President And CEO Bjorn Rosengren To Resign, Join ABB

Sandvik President And CEO Bjorn Rosengren To Resign, Join ABB

Bjorn Rosengren, president and CEO of Sandvik, intends to resign and leave the company on February 1, 2020. He will join ABB and succeed Peter Voser as CEO effective March 1, 2020.

The Sandvik Board of Directors are now starting to work to appoint a new president and CEO for Sandvik.

“Since he joined Sandvik in November 2015, Bjorn Rosengren has established a solid decentralised business model for the company and made the organisation more flexible and efficient. The Board is very grateful for his and all the employees’ work during these years. We will initiate the process to assign a very experienced and competent industrial leader that can succeed Bjorn in the role as President and CEO and continue to develop the company even further,” says Johan Molin, Chairman of the Board for Sandvik.

Rosengren is a highly experienced, international executive and leader of industrial businesses. As CEO of Sandvik, he has overseen the successful implementation of a decentralised structure and improved both the profitability and financial strength of the company. Prior to that, he was CEO of Wartsila Corp., which manufactures and services power sources and other equipment for the marine and energy markets (2011-2015), and spent some thirteen years (1998-2011) in a variety of management roles at Atlas Copco, a world leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions.

“This has not been an easy decision. Sandvik is a great company with a lot of future potential and I will continue to lead the organisation with a strong commitment until end of January,” says Rosengren.

 

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Sandvik Acquires Stake In Additive Manufacturing Service Provider Beam IT

Sandvik Acquires Stake In Additive Manufacturing Service Provider Beam IT

Sandvik AB has acquired a 30 percent stake in privately owned Italian company Beam IT, a provider of metal additive manufacturing (AM) services and advanced end-use components.

“The investment in Beam IT will complement our existing offer in additive manufacturing. It is also in line with Sandvik’s strategic ambition to become a leading solution provider for the wider component manufacturing industry,” said Lars Bergström, president of Sandvik Machining Solutions.

Beam IT is a trusted supplier of metal AM end-components to demanding industries, including automotive, energy and aerospace, and holds several relevant quality certifications to serve these industries. The company has more than 20 years of experience within additive manufacturing (AM) and has more than 20 powder bed fusion printers installed.

“The AM sector is developing fast and there is a need for AM-specialist-partners with the advanced skills and resources required to help industrial customers develop and launch their AM programmes. With this investment we provide our customers with the opportunity to access the complementary and combined power of Sandvik and Beam IT,” said Kristian Egeberg, president of the Additive Manufacturing division in Sandvik.

In 2018, Beam IT generated revenues of about SEK70 million, with its 38 employees. Sandvik has the right to further increase its stake over time. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.

 

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Sandvik Opens Coiled Tubing Line In China, Ensuring Fast Deliveries In Asia

Sandvik Opens Coiled Tubing Line In China, Ensuring Fast Deliveries In Asia

Sandvik has opened a state-of-the-art coiled tubing line for premium grades of seamless stainless-steel products in smaller dimensions at its Zhenjiang tube mill near Shanghai, China. The commitment to produce longer lengths of weld-free coiled tubing locally will enable customers in the Asia Pacific region to receive deliveries within 28 days, instead of waiting four to six months for longer length reels to arrive from abroad.

“The new coiled tube offering is a further step in our commitment to boost the competitiveness of customers in China and throughout the Asia Pacific region,” says Satish Sharath, Business Unit President Sandvik Tube APAC. “We’ve seen a rising demand on projects within chemical processing, oil and gas, alternative energy and other industries for urgent local supplies of coiled tubing. The compact reels, ease of transport and ability to precisely cut lengths in challenging situations allow customers to work fast and efficiently, with fewer connectors and zero risk of system leakage.”

Initially, the focus will be on Sandvik 3R60 (ASTM TP 316/316L) tubing – an austenitic chromium-nickel steel with a minimum of 2.6 percent molybdenum and low carbon content – in outer diameters from 6.0 to 14 mm. The coiled tube is supplied as level-wound on plastic-wrapped wooden reels in standard (55-260 m) or longer lengths (135 – 611 m), or as bulk coil, strapped into boxes. The new range complements Sandvik’s current offering of six-meter straight lengths of hydraulic and instrumentation tubing, which are already available in the widest range of sizes and grades on the market today.

“At first glance, most tubing looks pretty much the same,” says Glenn Darley, Regional Sales and Marketing Director in China. “But numerous tests show that Sandvik truly sets a standard within the various product and grade standards, consistently delivering at the highest levels on key performance criteria such as ovality, corrosion resistance, surface smoothness and tight tolerances. This – and our deep materials expertise – matters a great deal to end users who often discover the hard way that inferior local grades can lead to system leakage, unplanned maintenance or – even worse – a plant shutdown.”

According to Darley, the 28-day delivery promise means, in effect, that Sandvik coiled tubing is now “closer than you think.” In addition to Sandvik 3R60 (ASTM TP 316/316L), the company will supply other grades of high-alloy and duplex tube products in a wide range of dimensions. He encourages customers to ask about these. However, they will be handled on a case-by-case basis, by country, and may be subject to slightly different delivery times than the 28-day guarantee now being offered for standard grades.

“Our aim is to better serve customers in the Asia-Pacific region,” says Paul Tsai, Production Unit General Manager at the Zhenjiang Mill. “The new offering combines advanced production technology and unique manufacturing know-how with extensive technical support.” The mill he oversees, located 250 kilometers northwest of Shanghai, produces straight and U-bent tube for heat exchangers and hydraulic and instrumentation tubing in austenitic and duplex stainless steels as well as high-alloy austenitic stainless steels and nickel alloys.

“Our commitment to China and Asia-Pacific region goes back more than 40 years,” says Satish Sharath. “We have trusted distributors or sales offices in virtually every country, opened our high-tech mill in Zhenjaing in 2011, have another tube mill in India and one in North America, in addition to our main R&D and tube production works in Sandviken, Sweden. In other words, plenty of backup production power.”

 

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ExOne Partners With Sandvik Additive Manufacturing To Advance Binder Jetting

ExOne Partners With Sandvik Additive Manufacturing To Advance Binder Jetting

The ExOne Company is strengthening its material collaboration with Sandvik Additive Manufacturing to advance binder jet manufacturing. The collaboration leverages ExOne’s knowledge of binder jetting print machines and processes with Sandvik’s expertise in materials technology, metal powders, different additive manufacturing (AM) processes for metals, and post processing technologies like machining and heat treatment.

The material collaboration will focus on qualifying and optimising Sandvik’s Osprey metal powders with ExOne’s binder jetting machines. The collaboration will include studying powder and binder interactions, developing 3D machine process settings, and creating post-processing heat treatments for various materials, initially including stainless steels, tool steels, and nickel alloys. The purpose of the partnership is to create a leading-edge process solution that can be offered to a broad industrial customer base.

“We are excited to announce our material collaboration partnership with Sandvik Additive Manufacturing. Sandvik is a world class engineering company with extensive knowledge of materials and their applications to various industries. We look forward to advancing ExOne’s binder jetting process with this new collaboration and creating new solutions that enable broader customer adoption,” said ExOne CEO John Hartner.

Mikael Schuisky, VP and head of R&D and operations at Sandvik Additive Manufacturing, said, “This material collaboration will strengthen our ongoing R&D cooperation with ExOne even further. It also offers great opportunities to qualify our leading Osprey metal powders for the ExOne platform, to enhance end customer productivity and product performance.”

Sandvik has multiple ExOne binder jetting machines. It is also a beta customer for ExOne’s new X1 25PRO production machine.

 

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Sandvik Coromant Uses AM To Create Lightweight Milling Cutter

Sandvik Coromant Uses AM To Create Lightweight Milling Cutter

Using additive manufacturing (AM), Sandvik Coromant Uses AM To Create Lightweight Milling Cutter CoroMill 390, a lightweight milling cutter that helps minimise vibration and improve security during machining with long overhang.

“When designing our new lightweight CoroMill 390, material has been tactically removed to create the optimal cutter design for minimising mass,” explained Magnus Engdahl, product application manager at Sandvik Coromant. “This is called topological optimisation and it makes the cutter more compact and significantly lighter than a conventional version, thus helping machine shops to boost the productivity of their long-overhang milling operations. Moreover, a shorter distance between the damper in the adaptor and the cutting edge improves performance and process security.”

The Sandvik Coromant CoroMill 390 can perform long-reach face milling, deep shoulder and side milling, cavity milling, and slot milling. The tool is available in 40mm (arbor 16 coupling) and 50mm (arbor 22 coupling) diameter variants. Three or four inserts (size 11) can be specified to suit the application, and differential pitch and internal coolant are provided on all cutters.

 

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Sandvik Creates First 3D Printed Diamond Composite

Sandvik Creates First 3D Printed Diamond Composite

Sandvik Additive Manufacturing has created the first-ever 3D printed diamond composite that is perfect for a wide range of industrial uses. Using additive manufacturing (AM), the diamond composites can be formed in almost any shape, opening the possibility of using it in applications that were previously considered impossible.

“We now have the ability to create strong diamond composites in very complex shapes through additive manufacturing, which fundamentally will change the way industries will be able to use this material. As of now, the only limit to how this super-hard material can be shaped and used is down to the designer’s imagination,” said Mikael Schuisky, head of R&D and Operations at Sandvik Additive Manufacturing.

Sandvik’s 3D printed diamond composite has been tested and found to have extremely high hardness, exceptional heat conductivity, while also possessing low density, very good thermal expansion, and fantastic corrosion resistance.

According to Schuisky, the additive manufacturing process used to create the 3D printed diamond composite is highly advanced. “We are printing in a slurry consisting of diamond powder and polymer using a method called stereolithography, where complex parts are produced, layer by layer, using ultraviolet light. The step after the 3D-printing is, however, even more demanding. This is where Sandvik has developed a tailor-made, proprietary post processing method making it possible to achieve the exact properties of the super-hard diamond composite,” he explained.

The diamond composite has been tested and found to have extremely high hardness, exceptional heat conductivity, while also possessing low density, very good thermal expansion and fantastic corrosion resistance. It was unveiled at the RAPID + TCT show, North America’s leading event for additive manufacturing, which is happening this week (May 21–23, 2019) in Detroit, Michigan.

 

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Sandvik Launches Digital Monitoring System

Sandvik Launches Digital Monitoring System

Using digital solutions for monitoring of equipment utilisation makes workshops far more efficient and profitable. Sandvik Coromant has introduced its monitoring system, CoroPlus MachiningInsights which also gathers data, calls attention to issues and provides insights required to take action. It is an easily attainable step for manufacturers that are looking to reduce waste in production and make a smooth transition into a digital way of working.

This digital solution was developed in recognition that a machine that stands idle is not making money. For many manufacturers and workshops, knowing when a machine has stopped – and identifying the underlying reason for the stoppage – can be a major challenge and digital solutions are creating new possibilities to overcome this issue. Replacing the traditional ways of manual tracking, manual data aggregation and manual time studies, collecting data directly from a connected machine tool as well as from operators makes it possible to visualise the machine-, and even tool-, utilisation levels and create improvements within the factory.

Manufacturers are able to make substantial efficiency gains from this digital solution through the ability to analyse equipment utilisation and act to optimise production processes. The analysis itself is facilitated by digital connectivity and by adding the capability of operator input into the system, Sandvik Coromant has ensured there are also opportunities for increased collaboration and greater efficiency by combining data from the operator with data from the machine.

Transparency is ensured through the visualisation being carried out online and, therefore, accessible by a web browser. This means there is a rapid and simple method of incorporating digital manufacturing intelligence into a production site to drive improvements.

 

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Silent Turning, Digitally Connected

Silent Turning, Digitally Connected

With an advanced solution that enables manufacturing companies to take steps towards digital machining and Industry 4.0, Sandvik Coromant has introduced connectivity capability to its series of Silent Tools tool holders. The innovation is offered as part of the company’s CoroPlus suite of connected solutions for machine shops keen to embrace the rapidly advancing trend of industry digitalisation.

Among a number of enhancements, the latest Silent Tools technology for internal turning at long overhangs now feature embedded connectivity within the adaptor. Named Silent Tools Plus, this solution enables data from the machining process to be collected and sent to a dashboard, giving the operator a valuable insight into what is happening inside slender tubular components. For instance, it will be possible to detect if there is too much vibration or if the surface quality is at risk of being compromised. Furthermore, operators will be able to reduce the time that the machine runs without the tool in cut.

“The combination of CoroPlus connectivity and Silent Tools damping technology makes this a solution that shows the technical heights we can expect from the machining solutions of the future,” said Åke Axner, Product Manager Silent Tools Turning Adaptors at Sandvik Coromant. “Silent Tools Plus turning adaptors with embedded connectivity support our overall CoroPlus strategy, which enables customers to work more efficiently.”

By way of example, the Silent Tools Plus vibration indicator is able to detect issues with machining at an early stage, helping to prevent vibration-associated issues such as noise, poor surface quality and accelerated tool wear. Furthermore, centre height setting functionality displays the level of the cutting edge, so that it can be quickly and easily set according to requirements. The result is better machining performance and longer tool life.

The range of Silent Tools from Sandvik Coromant is designed to minimise vibration through a pre-tuned dampener inside the tool body that consists of a heavy mass supported by rubber spring elements. The benefits of this design are multi-faceted, allowing machine shops to increase metal removal rates, improve surface finish, secure the process or reduce production costs.

The Silent Tools Plus turning adaptor also includes a new Wedge Lock quick-change interface between the adaptor and cutting head. The fast and accurate cutting head changes this facilitates will appeal to manufacturers in a variety of industries, including aerospace, for machining components such as landing gear components, and in oil and gas, where the machining of long tubular parts is commonplace.

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