In an internal combustion engine, the camshaft is used to operate the valves movement and synchronization. It consists of a shaft with several lobes, one for each valve. The cam lobes force the valves to open by pressing on them (or on some intermediate mechanism) as they rotate.
Sandvik Coromant has a competitive range of standard and tailor made solutions for camshaft machining as well as engineered solutions as shown below.
Camshaft milling tools
The requirements on camshafts are following the same trends as for crankshafts; focusing on performance, lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions. For the best performance use a camshaft milling solution that allows simultaneous machining of several cams. All cutters can be delivered in solid versions or as a segment solution. Inserts with well-tuned grades, optimised geometries and up to eight cutting edges result in safe production and low production costs.