Sandvik Coromant has launched CoroCut QI, a range of internal and face grooving inserts designed for smaller diameters.

The inserts reportedly enable a lighter cutting action, reduced cutting forces and more reliable grooving operations and precise chip evacuation.

​The range already includes CoroCut QD for parting off and CoroCut QF for secure face grooving. All inserts fit both internal and face grooving tool holders, the company said.

CoroCut QI is an upgrade of the company’s T-max Q-Cut 151.3 range and has a 10% productivity increase, and 20% improved tool life.

The insert geometries vary from -GF, a ground sharp insert for internal grooving, -TF with direct pressed geometry for face grooving and internal grooving and turning, and -RM, suitable for non-linear turning such as internal and face profiling.