Sumitomo Electric Launches SUMIDIA™ Multi-Functional Tools, SGW Series for Aluminum Alloy Machining
November 29, 2016
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
*This press release was originally published in Japanese on July 25, 2016.
Sumitomo Electric Hardmetal Corporation has developed the SUMIDIA™ Multi-Functional Tools, SGW series, cutting tools for machining aluminum alloys. Sales commenced in August 2016.
In recent years, due to rising fuel costs, the automobile and aviation industries have been looking for ways to reduce the weight of vehicles and aircrafts. This has led to the increased use of non-ferrous metal materials such as aluminum alloys. However, machining aluminum alloys generates soft cutting chips, which tend to extend out and become entangled with the workpiece or tool during the cutting process, and this has proved to be barrier to automation. Furthermore, there is a possibility of the tangled chips damaging the workpiece, making it difficult to ensure stable machining with high quality and high precision.
To solve this problem, we have developed the SUMIDIA™ Multi-Functional Tools, SGW series, with the following features.
- 1. Features
- Outstanding chip control during grooving and traverse cutting applications on aluminum alloys, with a 3D chipbreaker formed near the cutting edge of the sintered diamond tip.
- High precision and high efficiency machining with a cutting edge made of DA1000, a high-density grade with ultra-fine sintered diamond particles, exhibiting both superior fracture and wear resistance.
- 2. Lineup
KGVR2004-LD Grooving width 2.0mm × Cutting edge length 4mm KGVR2504-LD Grooving width 2.5mm × Cutting edge length 4mm KGVR2506-LD Grooving width 2.5mm × Cutting edge length 6mm
3 items in total * Grades are all DA1000
- 3. Sales plan
Estimated annual sales of 100 million yen in 2017
- 4. Pricing
¥15,800 (without tax)
Chip control comparison (example)