Steel drilling now faster and more efficient

8 August 2023

Sandvik Coromant, a leading global expert in metal cutting, unveils an enhanced series of its CoroDrill® 860 solid carbide drill, aimed at boosting customer productivity in steel drilling operations. The incorporation of the Advanced -PM geometry delivers exceptional performance in drilling ISO P steels, while significantly extending tool lifespan.

The upgraded CoroDrill® 860 drill featuring the -PM geometry showcases an innovative grade accompanied by an improved multi-layer Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) coating. These advancements collectively result in heightened wear resistance, prolonged tool longevity, an overall surge in productivity, and consequently, reduced cost per component. This drill proves highly suitable for various common applications across industries such as automotive, general engineering, mold and die sectors, and power generation.

Offered in standard diameters ranging from 3 mm (0.12 inches) to 16 mm (0.63 inches), the tool can also be tailored to meet specific machining demands through the availability of customized options. Requests for personalized drilling solutions can be made via the Sandvik Coromant website.

For extended tool life and a more ecologically conscious machining approach, the CoroDrill® 860-PM drill is eligible for inclusion in Sandvik Coromant's tool reconditioning program. Upon completing its useful life cycle, the tool can seamlessly transition into the Sandvik Coromant recycling initiative.

James Thorpe, Global Product Manager at Sandvik Coromant, emphasized the company's commitment to continuous enhancement, stating, "Our constant updates to our offerings stem from recognizing the paramount importance our customers place on enhancing productivity and reducing cost per component. Introducing this latest generation of solid carbide drills with enhanced PVD coating empowers our customers to elevate process safety, productivity, quality, and cost-effectiveness."

This innovative launch underscores Sandvik Coromant's dedication to delivering cutting-edge solutions that elevate efficiency and sustainability across the metal cutting landscape.