Virtual Resources for Cutting Tool Info

Smartphone apps, machining calculators and technical information to assist with identifying the best tool for a particular application can be found here at the click of a mouse.

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Every time I visit the Sandvik Coromant website I’m impressed by the wealth of resources found there. In addition to digital versions of all the company’s brochures—addressing subjects including turning tools, deep hole machining, turning grades, small part machining, and so on—there are also a variety of apps available for download. There is a smartphone “publications app” that links end users with other apps about manufacturing economics and turning multi-materials, as well as calculators for turning, milling, drilling and tapping. Short videos about processes and tooling such as CoroMill, CoroTurn and CoroCut are available, along with others about silent tools for long overhang machining and chip control solutions such as CoroBore. Go here to learn more about the CoroMill 390 milling cutter for shoulder milling, pocketing, slot milling and face milling. For another great online resource, visit Techspex, where you can search machine tools according to different parameters with information also available about workholding and tooling.