For the first time ever, there is a standardized, global and recognized way of describing product data. When all tools in the industry share the same parameters and definitions, communicating tool information between software systems becomes very much simpler.
It means different systems can speak to each other as they can speak the same language. There is no longer need to look for information in catalogues and interpret data from one system to another.
ISO 13399, cutting tool data representation and exchange, was developed jointly by Sandvik Coromant, the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, French Cetim (technical centre for mechanical engineers) and other players in the metal cutting sector.