Additional uses for CoroMill 331

New insert geometries have extended the list of suitable applications for the CoroMill 331 milling cutter from Sandvik Coromant.

CoroMill 331 application picture with engine mount. Full side and face milling cutter with radius inserts. Grade GC1040 and -L50 geometry.

The latest additions to the portfolio are two light-cutting, periphery-ground geometries for radius inserts to suit applications in the automotive and aerospace sectors.
Unveiled for CoroMill 331 is -M30 geometry, which is designed to optimise the groove milling of steel and cast-iron automotive parts. Available for size 11 inserts offering radius dimensions from 1.5 to 3.0 mm, -M30 geometry is defined by its light-cutting action. This tough geometry is particularly beneficial when machine shops want to boost security in weak set-up or long overhang applications, where it is said to provide reliability and increased competitiveness. Grade availability includes GC1130, GC1020, GC3040 and the latest GC4330 for steel milling.
Another new geometry is -L50, which is aimed at aerospace component machining, as well as parts in the oil and gas industry. Offered on size 11 inserts with radius dimensions from 3.0 to 6.3 mm, light-cutting action is also the principal attribute of the tough and sharp -L50 geometry, making it suitable for materials such as stainless steel, nickel-based super alloys and titanium. Optimised for use in good operating conditions and heavy application areas, GC1040, GC2040 and S30T are the available grade options.
As a point of note, alongside -M30 and -L50, size 8, 11 and 14 inserts with a 4.0 mm radius are being made available as standard in -WM geometry. Again intended to boost the milling of automotive parts, grade options include GC1130, GC1020, GC3040 and GC4330.
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