The new CoroTap 400 is designed to meet the standards of the automotive industry.
The new CoroTap 400 is designed to meet the standards of the automotive industry.

Tooling system specialist Sandvik Coromant has developed a new thread forming tap for ISO P steel machining which is designed to boost productivity, particularly in the automotive industry. The CoroTap 400 reportedly has chip-free tapping as well as faster machining times and stronger threads through reduced torque and improved geometry.

The new CoroTap 400 is designed to meet the high requirements of the automotive industry, and in comparison tests, it delivered a more secure and stable tap than its competitors while achieving cutting speeds up to 50% faster.

Among the main features of the new tap is an improved lobe profile designed specifically for ISO P applications. By increasing the number of lobes on the tap and giving it a shorter thread length, Sandvik Coromant says that it has reduced torque at the machine tool spindle which facilitates increased cutting speeds.

Designed to be used on steels up to 330 HB, the new tap is suitable for machining automotive components such as connecting rods, wheel hubs, crank shafts, axles, gears and transmissions. It is also suitable for rail or general engineering applications.

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