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Research & Development

Master Thesis: Mechanical strength modeling of novel insert design

At Sandvik Coromant, we work with engineering in various components of metal cutting, and coolant strategy is one such vital component. In this project, we like to develop the coolant application using modern simulation models. For you, who have gained knowledge in the field of solid and fluid mechanics, this work allows you to test your theoretical understandings in real life.

Background and scope of the project

Cutting tool design consists of components – such as insert shape design, chip breaker design, and clamping mechanism design. One other critical component in a modern advanced machining system is the design of a coolant system. In this novel insert design, both the insert geometry and the coolant strategy need to be taken into consideration and make it a multivariable optimization problem.

The work aims to develop a fundamental understanding of a new insert design for product development. It involves setting up models of the insert design and/or cooling system and conducting simulations in this regard. The numerical models will be evaluated using experimental investigation at Sandvik Coromant’s test facility in Sandviken.

Work description

The project consists of:

  • Literature review of strength models for hard metal
  • Modeling of existing coolant flow systems
  • Simulation of cutting forces in the machining process
  • Experimental investigation of a high-pressure coolant system through machining tests
  • Documentation and presentation of results

Based on your interest, planning, and innovative thinking, the work can be modified without altering the end goal.

Duration of project

The thesis project lasts 20 weeks, starting in January or February 2024.

The location is Sandvik Coromant in Sandviken, Sweden.

Student background

We’re looking for someone studying Engineering Mechanics at an advanced level with an interest in both solid mechanics and fluid mechanics. Previous experience working with simulation tools such as Ansys or Fluent is highly desirable, with good theoretical understanding of the underlying principles of numerical modeling. A genuine interest in the field of metal cutting would make the work fascinating for you.

At Sandvik Coromant, we believe that diversity of experience, perspective, and background leads to a better environment for our employees, our business, and our customers. Now, we’re looking forward to meeting you!

Our culture
Innovation is in our DNA and we’re proud to shape the future of manufacturing in close collaboration with our customers and partners. We believe in an inclusive, equal and open-minded culture, and we nurture our diversities to form a solid foundation for achieving great results. Add fair and rewarding benefits, as well as many different career opportunities in an inspiring global environment. Meet some of your future colleagues at our career page or visit our website, LinkedIn or Facebook page to get to know us further.

How to apply

As we have an ongoing selection process, please send your application as soon as possible, and no later than December 31, 2023 (Job ID: R0060455).

Contact information
For more information about the thesis program, please contact:

Jonas Östby, supervisor, jonas.ostby@sandvik.com

Olof Larsson, Technology Area Manager Cooling Methods, olof.larsson@sandvik.com

For more information about the recruitment process, please contact HR Services at hrservices.nordic@sandvik.com.

Sandvik Coromant is part of the global industrial engineering group Sandvik and is at the forefront of developing manufacturing tools and machining solutions, with knowledge that drives the industry standards and innovations demanded by the metalworking industry now and in the next industrial era. Collaborations with educational institutions, extensive investment in research and development and strong customer partnership ensure the development of machining technologies that change, lead and drive the future of manufacturing. Sandvik Coromant owns over 1700 patents worldwide, employs around 8000 staff and is represented in more than 150 countries.