Sandvik Coromant launches Tailor Made chamfer drill

Low cost per hole and long tool life among many user benefits

For those looking to improve their chamfered hole operations, the new CoroDrill® 870 chamfer drill from cutting tool specialist Sandvik Coromant is set to push process economy to new levels of efficiency. This innovative new tool allows machine shops to produce chamfered holes in a single operation, thus reducing tool/insert cost per hole and/or machine cost per hole, while at the same time achieving extended tool life.

Designed for ISO P (steel) and ISO K (cast iron) materials, CoroDrill 870 is an exchangeable tip range that now offers an insert-based 45° chamfer drill as part of the Tailor Made D275 family.

Tests on an automotive wheel hub machined from P1 low alloy steel (190 HB) demonstrate the potential gains on offers. Performed using a vertical machining centre with emulsion coolant, the new tool was used to produce 12.6 mm diameter holes with a 45° chamfer through a 14 mm thick workpiece. Up against a comparable competitor product, the CoroDrill 870 chamfer drill achieved 100 percent greater tool life, delivering a total drilled length of 60 m before tolerance limits were exceeded, compared with just 30 m using the competitor tool.

The CoroDrill 870 chamfer drill provides an option of one or two chamfer inserts depending on requirements. The use of two chamfer inserts produces thinner chips, and as a result is recommended for medium or high feed applications, in unstable conditions or where a large chamfer width is needed. Conversely, a single chamfer insert delivers a thicker chip and thereby gives better chip breakage in stable, low feed or small chamfer width applications. A range of insert sizes is available.

As a point of note, it is recommended that the same feed rate is used when the chamfer insert is cutting. This is important, especially when drilling a blind hole, because a reduction in feed can result in undesirable long chips from the drilling operation.


About Sandvik Coromant

Sandvik Coromant is a Global leading supplier of cutting tools, tooling solutions and know-how to the metalworking industry. With extensive investments in research and development we create unique innovations and set new productivity standards together with our customers. These include the world's major automotive, aerospace and energy industries. Sandvik Coromant has 8000 employees and is represented in 130 countries. We are part of the business area Sandvik Machining Solutions within the global industrial group Sandvik.

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