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Plymouth Foundry: Optimizes Machining Efficiency with Form Tapping Innovation

Plymouth Foundry: Optimizes Machining Efficiency with Form Tapping Innovation

As reported by MMS Online in their article “Form Tapping Improves Tool Life, Costs,” Siemens Energy discovered a significant improvement in machining efficiency by transitioning from cut tapping to form tapping. The shift not only saved a substantial amount of money but also reduced cycle time by up to 80%. Facing challenges with cut tapping, especially in achieving a low number of threads per tap and extended pre-drilling times, Siemens Energy found a solution in form tapping with Sandvik Coromant’s CoroTap 400.

To address the issues, Siemens Energy employed Sandvik Coromant’s CoroDrill 860 for stable pre-drilling, ensuring precise hole sizes needed for the form tapping process. With this approach, the machinists at Siemens Energy, including Peggy May, CNC machinist, overcame the inefficiencies of cut tapping, leading to improved tool life and overall cost savings.

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