Sandvik Coromat launches composites machining resource

Sandvik Coromant introduces an online resource designed to encourage knowledge-sharing for the machining of composite components.

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Machining specialist Sandvik Coromant (Halesowen, U.K.) announced on March 25 that it has introduced an online resource designed to encourage knowledge-sharing for the machining of composite components.

Sandvik Coromant notes that composites use is growing rapidly, with sectors such as aerospace, motorsport, automotive, marine and wind energy adopting ever greater ratios of composite parts per assembly due to their impressive combination of high strength and light weight. While carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) is currently the dominant material group, metal matrix and ceramic matrix composites are also seeing wider use in engineering applications.

Designed to impart most things manufacturers need to know about machining and working with composite materials, an online blog — www.compositemachining.org — has been created to allow users to ask questions and get them answered by their peers and Sandvik Coromant’s own team of experts.

With its growing relevance for business activities, Sandvik Coromant has also been quick to make use of the latest social media outlets for smooth dialogue and easily accessed information about composites via Twitter and Facebook feeds.
Ultimately, the entire resource is designed to engage the composites community and encourage visitors to share knowledge and ask questions. Initial traffic figures are already proving there is genuine demand for this kind of media.