Sandvik Coromant and Siemens Announce Latest Partnership
July 23, 2021
Sandvik Coromant has announced its latest partnership with Siemens Digital Industries Software, to integrate its PrimeTurning technology into Siemens’ NX software. The partnership will allow NX users to efficiently define PrimeTurning operations through integration of the PrimeTurning module.
Unlike conventional turning operations, the PrimeTurning methodology is based on the tool entering the component at the chuck and removing material as it travels towards the end of the component, away from the chuck. This allows for the application of a small entering angle and the possibility of machining with higher cutting parameters. Furthermore, conventional turning (from part-end to chuck) can be performed using the same tools.
Through the deployment of PrimeTurning, some applications could see productivity increases in excess of 50%, compared to using conventional techniques.
Sandvik Coromant and Siemens hope the partnership will enable other manufacturers to implement new and productive machining methods with confidence. The 2021 Digital Transformation Assessmentâ€‹, co-produced by The Manufacturer and IBM has shown that manufacturers are focusing their digital investments in four key areas, one being collaboration. By working together, Sandvik Coromant and Siemens aim to facilitate easier collaboration across teams and to enhance productivity.
Siemens’ NX is advanced software for computer aided design (CAD), computer aided engineering (CAE) and computer aided manufacturing (CAM) that digitally connects every aspect of production processes. This integrated toolset helps companies preserve data integrity, sustain design intent and achieve high-performance manufacturing.
The partnership is not the first time that Sandvik Coromant has collaborated with Siemens, with Sandvik Coromant frequently using Siemens’ software and systems in its own production and product development.
"Siemens and Sandvik Coromant have a trusted, long standing relationship,” said Marko Stugbäck, product manager for digital machining business at Sandvik Coromant. “The integration of PrimeTurning into NX is another demonstration of the mutual understanding and support we have for each other, which also benefits the wider manufacturing community."
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