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Friday, 19 May 2017 10:50

Sandvik Coromant Appoints New President

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Nadine Crauwels has been appointed as the new President of Sandvik Coromant and will be responsible for continuing to develop the company as the leading supplier of tools, tooling solutions and know-how to the manufacturing industry.

Nadine has a solid background with Sandvik Coromant, having previously worked as Vice President and Head of Customized Solutions and Strategic Relations. She has had roles within sales, product management and production introduction and also as Sandvik Coromant Manager for Switzerland. Nadine joined the company in 2000 and has more than 22 years’ experience in the manufacturing industry.

“I am very pleased that Nadine will take on this new role since she is a solid and modern leader with extensive knowledge and experience from our industry. Her leadership, along with the strong team in Sandvik Coromant, makes me feel highly optimistic for the future development of Sandvik Coromant,” says Klas Forsström, President of Sandvik Machining Solutions, who previously held the position as President of Sandvik Coromant.

“This is very exciting and I am looking forward to this new opportunity to continue to develop this fantastic company. Sandvik Coromant is in a great position already today with leading products and solutions that deliver value to our customers around the world. Sandvik Coromant is driven by highly skilled and committed employees dedicated to supporting our customers. With the Sandvik Coromant Management team I will make sure we will execute our strategy to lead the industry forward and together shape the future of manufacturing,” says Nadine Crauwels, “My focus will lie on securing the continuity of Sandvik Coromant’s success and strengthening our role as market leader.”

Nadine will report to the president of Sandvik Machining Solutions Klas Forsström and be a member of the Sandvik Machining Solutions Management Team.  Born in Belgium, Nadine has a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Catholic University of Leuven Belgium. She starts her new position on 15 May 2017.

Sandvik Coromant is strengthening its capabilities in Digital Manufacturing by signing a strategic research agreement with PARC, a Xerox company, world-renowned innovation center. PARC will provide Sandvik Coromant with a footprint in Silicon Valley and expert resources for research & development in the field of Digital Manufacturing.

PARC will allocate resources to conduct research & develop technologies within Digital Manufacturing for Sandvik Coromant under the terms of the agreement. Sandvik Coromant will also acquire all Intellectual Property (IP) and technology related to PARC’s software for high-level process planning and automated manufacturing cost estimation for subtractive manufacturing.

“This partnership is a natural step and in line with Sandvik Coromant’s long-term strategy to develop attractive solutions in the field of digital manufacturing and Industry 4.0,” said Magnus Ekbäck, Vice President and Head of Business Development and Digital Machining for Sandvik Coromant. “With this cooperation we will significantly strengthen our capabilities within digital machining.”

“Manufacturing is entering a dynamic new phase as the cyber and physical worlds converge, and the complex and diverse industry needs significant innovation to truly progress,” said PARC CEO Tolga Kurtoglu. “The missing piece for complete design automation and manufacturing of complex products has been the integrated coupling of design and manufacturing, which we have been developing at PARC for many years. We’re pleased to partner with Sandvik Coromant to see these innovations come to life on the global stage.”

PARC has been developing technologies for government agencies and commercial clients in the field of digital manufacturing for almost a decade. Its digital manufacturing suite of technologies helps designers and manufacturers understand real-world manufacturing process constraints during digital product design and identifies potential limitations of a supply chain early in the design phase, ultimately minimizing time-to-market and improving overall product quality.

The strategic research agreement will be governed by a Joint Steering Committee with representatives from both PARC and Sandvik Coromant.

Making headlines in science and manufacturing circles for its amazing properties, graphene is a remarkable new material with boundless possibilities. On a mission to discover who can realize the full potential of graphene, Sandvik Coromant has initiated a global competition for individuals to submit ideas of how the application of graphene could be utilized in a way that would revolutionize the modern household.

What is graphene?

From the earliest of times, materials have governed the way humans live. Whether it is rock, metal or composites, civilizations have been influenced by the materials that exist around them. Graphene is a promising new material made up of strongly bonded layers of carbon atoms. It is one million times thinner than paper and two hundred times stronger than steel. Application possibilities include water purification, energy storage, household goods, computers and other electronics. Discovered almost by accident, professors Andre Geim and Kostya Novoselov from the University of Manchester were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for their graphene research in 2010.

About the Competition

Sandvik Coromant will consider all entries from high end industrial design to everyday useable items, beginning on April 7, 2016. Participants are asked to submit ideas based around household objects that highlight how they could be improved with the use of graphene as a next-generation, innovative and sustainable material. Whether the submission is environmentally-friendly, energy efficient, comes from recycled materials or can lower emissions, the possibilities are endless. The winner of the Graphene Challenge will be invited to Sandvik Coromant’s headquarters in Sandviken, Sweden to meet with industry professionals and to learn more about the promise of graphene.

Importance of Education

As a company continuously striving to develop, we’re committed to educating and inspiring the next generation of engineers. For this reason, Sandvik Coromant is launching the Graphene Challenge to inspire tomorrow’s engineers to explore their imaginations, and more specifically to find ways that graphene could be used innovatively and sustainably in a modern home.

According to David Goulbourne, Manager of Research and Development at Sandvik Coromant, “The material science of graphene provides us and future generations new and innovative opportunities to enhance a variety of aspects in our daily lives. We are excited to sponsor this challenge to discover who can conceptualize an idea using graphene that could potentially improve and change our way of living.”

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Thursday, 20 December 2012 10:40

Sandvik Coromant adopts ISO 13399

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Cutting tool and tooling systems manufacturer Sandvik Coromant has adopted the ISO 13399 standard for simplifying cutting tool data representation and exchange. Customer benefits include lower cost for tool information management and more accurate and efficient use of manufacturing resources. For example, there is no longer any need to change existing programming settings to use Sandvik Coromant tooling.

New web, new standard

ISO 13399, an international standard for the computer-interpretable representation and exchange of industrial product data, was developed jointly by Sandvik Coromant, the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, French Cetim (technical center for mechanical engineers) and other players in the metal cutting sector. Its aim is to offer a mechanism that is able to describe product data pertaining to cutting tools, independent of any specific system. This makes it suitable not only for neutral file exchange, but also as a basis for implementing and sharing product databases and archiving.

Designed to make an engineer’s life easier, ISO 13399 can typically be deployed to ease and optimize the exchange of data between CAD, CAM, CAE, PDM/EDM and other computer-aided technologies.

Neutral format

ISO 13399 allows cutting tool item information to be communicated using a logical, standardized method, in a language that software can readily process. As a result, both Sandvik Coromant and the company’s customers share the same definitions of parameters, which is important for the integrity of communication and a must for effective electronic data exchange.

Ultimately, ISO 13399 means that product information from Sandvik Coromant is available in a way that creates efficiency all along the value supply chain, ensuring quality for the customer at all times.

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Sandvik Coromant officially unveiled its new California productivity center at a VIP event and ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, April 2 followed by an Open House event on Tuesday, April 3, located at 6400 Gateway Drive, Cypress, California.
Over 100 guests attended the VIP event, which included facility tours, guest speakers, and a special ribbon cutting ceremony. Sandvik Coromant Global President, Klas Forsström; Sandvik Coromant President of Market Area Americas, John Israelsson; Sandvik Coromant U.S. President, Jamie Price; and Sandvik, Inc. U.S. President, Rick Askin; joined Productivity Center Manager, Robert Page, in cutting the ceremonial ribbon that marked the official opening of the facility.
“With several large machine builders and industry partners located close by, the new productivity center will make it easier for our southwest customers to develop their workforce, see cutting tool solutions in action and determine which machines to invest in,” said Robert Page. “We will be able to show customers how to equip their machines to achieve the best productivity and quickest payback.”
The event also included a presentation on the importance of innovation, technology and partnership by Jon Finn, Director of Operations at Hartwell Corporation. Greg Jones, Director of Education and Training at the Association of Manufacturing Technology/American Machine Tool Distributors’ Association (AMT/AMTDA) was the guest speaker for the evening and presented on the value of education and training in the metalworking industry. Also in attendance was the City of Cypress Mayor, Douglas A. Bailey, and several local dignitaries including: John B. Bahorski, City Manager; Steve Clarke, Redevelopment Project Manager; Ted J. Commerdinger, Director of Community Development; and Todd Seymore, Cypress City Council Member.
“Sandvik is going to make a great partner for our corporate community here,” said Mayor Bailey. “We’re trying to do the best we can to attract more high quality, technologically oriented businesses like Sandvik, so we’re proud to have them.”
The full-day Open House event on Tuesday, April 3 was attended by 150 local manufacturing representatives that were shown live demonstrations on productivity, quality and tool wear techniques. Several breakout sessions took place throughout the day with topics ranging from education to aerospace and CAM solutions. Attendees were also given the opportunity to take a photo with the Sandvik Coromant technical sponsored Joe Gibbs Racing #18 NASCAR racing car that was on display in the Solutions Lab.
The facility will serve as an added resource to local customers and distributors, focusing on maximizing productivity and profitability for customers. The 17,051 square foot productivity center houses a well-equipped demo lab featuring the latest in machine tool technology, comfortable classrooms and a number of training and meeting spaces. A full schedule of technical training classes as well as industry association meetings and seminars geared toward manufacturing educators and students will be offered.
Sandvik Coromant is a world-leading supplier of cutting tools and tooling systems for the metalworking industry and is represented in 130 countries. 25 state-of-the art Productivity Centers located around the world provide customers and staff with continuous training in tooling solutions and methods to increase productivity. Sandvik Coromant is part of the Tooling business area of the Sandvik Group.

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Today, two industry-leading companies, Sandvik Coromant(cutting tools) and Concepts NREC(CAM software), announced they will jointly host a complimentary one-day intensive machining seminar and user group event on October 31, 2011. The seminar and MAX-PAC™ CAM software users’ group event will include a comprehensive presentation of MAX-PAC's latest features, where attendees will see its toolpaths in action at Sandvik Coromant on 5-axis machines. The event will be an unequaled opportunity for users to see live demonstrations while learning to significantly boost productivity and material removal rates and optimize tooling when machining complex bladed components such as impellers, blisks, rotors and compressors. The event will take place at Sandvik Coromant’s state-of-the-art campus at Mossvagen 10 in Sandviken, Sweden. Meals, refreshments and transporation to and from hotels will be provided. CNC machinists, CNC programmers, manufacturing engineers and operations personnel are encouraged to attend.

“If you are a manufacturing professional in a demanding turbomachinery, power generation, aerospace or automotive industry position where complex bladed components present intense lead time, cost and quality challenges, then this is a must-attend event,” says Paul Smith, Manager Business Segment Aerospace of Sandvik Coromant. “And, with most costs covered by Sandvik Coromant and Concepts NREC, you really can’t afford to miss this opportunity.”

The seminar will include live machining of challenging bladed components in a 5-axis machining center along with classroom time and technical presentations.

Event attendees will:

* Learn the latest features of MAX-PAC
* Review MAX-PAC tips and tricks with software developers
* Discuss future enhancements to MAX-PAC
* See a demonstration of MAX-PAC's toolpaths on Sandvik Coromant 5-axis machines
* Receive Sandvik Coromant tool selection tips and hints from its manufacturers
* Hear user success stories and case studies
* Tour the Sandvik Coromant facility
* Meet and fraternize with other MAX-PAC users, as well as CAM experts from Sandvik and Concepts NREC

“This is everyone’s chance to see and learn about Concepts NREC’s best-of-class CAM software using special, patented algorithms and various milling styles on Sandvik Coromant’s 5-axis machines,” says Peter Klein, Director of CAM Software for Concepts NREC.

Concepts NREC was a pioneer in five-axis milling of impellers and blisks. Their specialized CAM system, MAX-PAC, embodies multiple patented technologies that no other software company is licensed to use, but Concepts NREC grants license to its software clients. These patents include an algorithm for highly accurate flank-milling that is essential for impeller milling and a method of collision avoidance that allows milling of the most complex pocket geometries, including shroud-integrated parts.

Sandvik Coromant and Concepts NREC employ an integrated approach to produce significantly faster stock removal rates, reduced tool expense, improved transitions and increased control and accuracy from roughing to finish.

Attendees will see the entire process from setting up components to the ease of planning tool paths/ programming and machining. Attendees will learn better strategies for more accurate flank milling and proper tool selection for smooth transitions and dramatically reduced tool costs.

The seminar is open to manufacturing professionals free of charge. It will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a light breakfast. Lunch and dinner also will be served. The event will end at 5:00 p.m., and attendees will be taken back to their hotels. Attendees need only cover airfare and hotel costs. For those arriving on Sunday, October 30, complimentary day and evening social events will be offered. Early registration is recommended.

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