LMT at METAV: spotlight on composites
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New demands on cutting toolsThe Composites World Area in Hall 14, Booth B93, at METAV makes clear how composite materials are playing an increasingly important role in the automotive and aircraft industries. Various companies are contributing to the booth under the heading “Fibre composites for lightweight structures”. In this setting, LMT Tool Systems will be presenting its many years of expertise in the machining of composites. The Group does not only offer the most extensive tool range on the market; its experts also have a great deal of experience with the many different materials and structures. “We want to use the Composites World Area to demonstrate just how crucial know-how about these materials and processes is in this sector. It is essential for unlocking the potential that generates higher productivity and quality,” explains Xia Xu, head of the Composites & Plastics Segments at LMT.
Meeting the challengeComposite materials are both very light and very strong. They can thus contribute to reducing the overall weight of a car, for example, in the development of new electric vehicles. However, they also present cutting tools with totally new challenges. Correctly used, they should prevent chunking, fibre projections and delamination during the machining of the workpiece. Developers at LMT Belin and LMT Onsrud, the competence centres for the machining of composites within the LMT Group, are very familiar with these challenges. Using special blade geometries and specific cutting materials such as PCD or solid carbide in combination with diamond and nano coatings, LMT is able to offer the most varied standard and specialized solutions that provide highly efficient tailormade solutions.
Preview of LMT highlights
Martin Danielczick, Head of LMT Group Academy, and Martin Heckel, Sales Strategy Manager at LMT Tool Systems, collected the highligts of LMT's METAV performance in a video for those who are interested. Three of the highlights are: the new LMT-Tools-Katalogue, the TeraSpeed coating for LMT indexable inserts for machining cast material and the WPB-AF µ jet – for smallest radii in mold and die manufacturing.
You can find the video and the PDF document containing the most important information here.