Reconditioning a tool to original quality is possible in many areas of application – and then over and over again. Companies that use high-value tools – for example, in the field of tooth-cutting – can especially benefit from this. LMT offers complete tool reconditioning service packages worldwide covering collection and delivery, regrinding and recoating.
Naturally, the user’s overall costs are reduced every time a tool is reground and recoated. Ultimately, fewer new and expensive tools need to be purchased. It is particularly important, however, that after reconditioning the tool returns to the machining centre in original quality – to ensure, for example, that tool life and cutting parameters remain totally unchanged and all production processes are stable.
Toolmaking expertise required
The tool’s original quality always depends on many factors – above all, on the interplay between cutting material, blade geometry and coating. That places considerable demands on reconditioning services. For example, the regrinding of cutting edges has to be performed with enormous precision before the original coating is re-applied. Coating thickness must always remain unchanged after the recoating of the tool surface, and the finished surface must retain the same prescribed roughness. This is therefore a highly demanding and complex process that requires toolmaking expertise.
Back to original quality
LMT reconditions its common cutting tools (such as end mills, gear hobs, rolling head systems) to original quality. The company has a global service network with coating centres in major markets. That makes it possible, for example, to recondition a hob cutter with the innovative Nanosphere coating within a few days.