Chesterfield-based Dormer Pramet (www.dormerpramet.com
) has upgraded the way it presents product data descriptions and Workpiece Material Groups (WMGs) across its entire assortment of cutting tools.
The company is introducing standard tooling data — such as diameters and lengths — according to ISO 13399, allowing easier and faster exchange of information between computer systems and software.
The ISO standard features a total of 133 parameters covering a wide range of cutting tools, helping to support manufacturing planning, machining operations and product supply.
By supporting a common language in its descriptions, Dormer Pramet will save customers and partners a significant amount of time and make it easier to gather high-quality data across its 40,000 solid and indexable tools.
Meanwhile, the company is providing a greater level of detail than ever before on its WMGs.
Helping customers to find the right tool for the application and supporting the machining process, this change is also based on the commonly used ISO standard but is taken a step further, as it includes recommended starting
values for speed and feed.
For each of its products, Dormer Pramet now provides three levels of data within the new WMG structure.
It features the standard ISO material definitions, based on the six coloured groups, plus additional classifications on material structure, composition, hardness and ultimate tensile strength.
The new standard and improved WMG data will be implemented in all of Dormer Pramet’s product material from November 2019 onwards.