Drills designed for aluminium automotive parts

Two drills optimised for drilling aluminium automotive parts have been developed by Sandvik Coromant.

Action photo of a CoroDrill 430 drilling tool

Suitable for machining components in medium-to-large volumes, CoroDrill 400 and CoroDrill 430 deliver high throughput and low costs, as well extended tool life and enhanced process security, says the company. The drills are supported by CoroTap 100, 200, 300 and 400, which are also optimised for tapping operations in ISO N materials and help provide a complete hole-making offer from a single source for those tasked with producing aluminium automotive components.
While both CoroDrill 400 and CoroDrill 430 are available in the Sandvik Coromant N1BU solid-carbide grade, the former can also be specified in the newly developed N1DU veined PCD grade. N1DU provides PCD across the entire cutting edge, thus offering much longer tool life. Due to PCD’s low coefficient of friction and high conductivity of heat, the tool’s cutting edges are less susceptible to built-up edge. As a general guide, Sandvik Coromant recommends the use of the solid-carbide grade when the hole count is low and handling risk is high, while the PCD grade is preferable where hole count is high and higher productivity is required.
CoroDrill 400 is recommended for drilling into solid material, as it features more flute volume for better chip evacuation. When drilling into cored material or pre-cast holes, CoroDrill 430 will perform better as it features three flutes for increased stability and holding true positon, regardless of misaligned cored holes.
Optimised features of CoroDrill 400 and CoroDrill 430 include polished flutes and precision coolant holes, with support provided for MQL. The drills are available as standard in 5, 6.8, 7, 8.5, 10.2 and 12.5 mm diameters, which correspond to M6, M8, M10, M12 and M14 thread sizes.
For further information www.sandvik.coromant.com

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