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Drilling steel just got faster and more efficient

Feb 15, 2022

Sandvik Coromant launches next generation CoroDrill®  860 for ISO P material

Global leader in metal cutting, Sandvik Coromant has launched an upgraded assortment of its CoroDrill® 860 solid carbide drill to offer customers improved productivity in drilling steel. The advanced -PM geometry offers high-performance drilling in ISO P steels while significantly improving tool life.

The CoroDrill® 860 with -PM geometry features a new grade, with an improved multi-layer physical vapour deposition (PVD) coating. The results are enhanced wear resistance, better tool life and an overall increase in productivity and thereby reduced cost-per-component. The drill is perfectly suited to applications in the automotive, general engineering, die and mould and power generation industries.

The tool is available in standard stocked diameters from 3mm (0.12 inch) to 16mm (0.63 inch). Tailor made tools are also available to customize the drill to match specific users’ machining requirements. Quotations and order placements for customized drilling options can be made by visiting the Sandvik Coromant website.

To further extend tool life and to support a more sustainable machining strategy, the CoroDrill® 860-PM is suitable for the Sandvik Coromant tool reconditioning program. Following end of life, the tool can enter the Sandvik Coromant recycling program.

James Thorpe, global product manager at Sandvik Coromant, said: “We are always upgrading our offer and understand that improved productivity along with achieving lower cost per component are two of our customers’ major requirements. The introduction of this next generation solid carbide drill with an improved PVD coating will enable customers to improve process security, productivity, quality and cost.”

The CoroDrill® 860 with -PM geometry launches globally on March 1, 2022. For more information on the product, visit the Sandvik Coromant website.

Image caption: CoroDrill® 860-PM by Sandvik Coromant