News release

Date: 28th March 2011

Sandvik Coromant launches knowledge sharing resources for composite machining

Interactive resource is launched with an industry blog and other social channels

March 28th 2011 - In an era where more information is being shared every day, Sandvik Coromant has introduced a valuable online resource designed to encourage knowledge-sharing for the machining of composite components.

Composites uptake 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 fibre 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 has been created to allow users to ask questions and get them answered by their peers and Sandvik Coromant’s own team of experts. The URL is

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.

Editor’s Note:
Image of the blog is available at:

Sandvik Coromant
Sandvik Coromant is a world-leading supplier of cutting tools and tooling systems for the metalworking industry and is represented in 130 countries. 25 state-of-the art Productivity Centers located around the world provide customers and staff with continuous training in tooling solutions and methods to increase productivity. Sandvik Coromant is part of the Tooling business area of the Sandvik Group.

For more information visit the website at

Contact Details:
Nikki Stokes
Marketing Communications Specialist
Marketing & Sales Support
Tel: +44 (0) 121 504 5422
Email: nikki.stokes[at]sandvik[dot]com

Jonathan Roberts
Account Director
Pinnacle Marketing Communications, Ltd
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Birgit Schöniger
Account Manager
Pinnacle Marketing Communications, Ltd
Tel: +44 (0) 208 429 6554
Email: b.schoeniger[at]pinnaclemarcom[dot]com
Benoit Simoneau
Account Manager
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Email: b.simoneau[at]pinnaclemarcomd[dot]com

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