Bar converter app from Sandvik
Sandvik is launching a free ‘Bar converter' app for iPhone and iPad, which quickly calculates the potential savings when changing from solid stainless steel bar to Sanmac® hollow bar.
The app is developed to help design engineers, mechanical workshop operators and customers in general, who currently machine holes in the center of solid stainless steel bar, to estimate the potential savings that could be achieved by switching over to Sanmac® hollow bar. The ‘Bar converter' app is easy to use. By simply entering data, such as component dimensions, bore diameter and the number of machined items, it quickly calculates the estimated cost savings possible when switching from solid bar to hollow bar. It incorporates a number of features including options to handle metric as well as imperial sizes and can operate in English, German or Italian, as well as across three currencies: EUR, USD and GBP. "Our intention in developing the Sandvik ‘Bar converter' app is to help customers to identify potential savings," explains Birgitta Larsson, Product Specialist for hollow bar at Sandvik. "This app clearly demonstrates the potential raw material savings that can be achieved and aids machine shop customers weigh up the advantages of specifying hollow bar for appropriate machining contracts." The Sandvik ‘Bar converter' app is available to download free from the Apple App store
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