Sandvik Coromant has introduced CoroMill 495, a universal tool that addresses the issue of requiring multiple, dedicated cutters in the toolchanger of a machining centre to create different component chamfers.
The new tool means machine shops only require a single chamfer cutter to perform various chamfering operations, creating extra space in the toolchanger and minimizing tool inventory and costs.
With CoroMill 495, the same tool can undertake a wide variety of chamfering operations, reducing downtime and maximizing machine utilization. The tool features indexable inserts with four cutting edges, and cutter bodies with a high number of inserts in relation to body size.
As well as conventional topside chamfers, CoroMill 495 can be used to pass through a bore and chamfer the underside of components. This versatile cutter can also be used to perform weld preparations, deburring operations and even face milling if required.
Available cutter diameters include 12-25 mm and 40-63 mm to create 15°, 30°, 45° and 60° chamfer angles using coupling types such as cylindrical shank, Coromant EH and Coromant Capto®, while a 0.5-1″ imperial version takes advantage of a Weldon coupling.
Both GC1030 (-PM geometry) and GC1040 (-MM geometry) grades are available to ensure successful chamfering in a multitude of different materials, including steel, stainless steel, cast iron, aluminium and heat resistant super alloys.