Overview

​You might have noticed that we’ve changed some parameters and descriptions of our tools. It’s simply an ISO 13399 adaptation. For the first time ever, there is a standardized, global and recognized way of describing product data. When all tools in the industry share the same parameters and definitions, communicating tool information between software systems becomes very straightforward.

What does this mean for you?

Basically, it means that your system can talk to ours, as they can speak the same language. You can download product data from our web site and use it directly in your CAD/ CAM software to assemble tools that you use in production. No need to look for information in catalogues and interpret data from one system to another. Imagine how much time this will save and how much better the quality!

“With this standard it will be possible to import relevant information directly into a PLM, CAD, CAM, CNC simulation or tool management system,” says Bengt Olsson, project information specialist at Product information management at Sandvik Coromant. “This, in turn, will help the manufacturer get quick access to needed cutting tool information in order to find the best suitable machining solution paired with the most efficient cutting tool selection,” he continues. “It has the potential to both speed up and improve the quality of the planning process of a new job.”

The full name of the standard is ISO 13399, cutting tool data representation and exchange. It was developed jointly by Sandvik Coromant, the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, French Cetim (technical centre for mechanical engineers) and other players in the metal cutting sector.

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Information Standard