Turning low carbon steels with good results is often hard to achieve with conventional geometries, where constant chip jamming leads to interruptions in production. As a solution to this problem, Sandvik Coromant now introduces LC, a new insert geometry to tackle the problems encountered in this difficult to machine material.
By offering more effective chip evacuation and lowering the risk of chip jamming during the machining process, the new design geometry is a step towards trouble free machining in this area. A reduced risk of tool damage from non-evacuated chips helps to boost productivity while component surface finish will be improved as the evacuated chips will not damage components. Higher feeds will also be possible thanks to the availability of wiper inserts.
The unique design chip breaker enables components, and improved performances in all low carbon steel component manufacture. The first phase of the low carbon geometry will be released in three highly productive grades – GC4225, GC1525 and GC2025 – insert styles include – CNMG, DNMG, TNMG and VNMG.