How do you define efficiency in production? What challenges are you facing as a result of changes in materials? Are you fully exploiting the potential of optimized tool logistics? LMT TOOLS combines the expertise of leading specialists and delivers tool solutions that will enable you to achieve sustainable competitive advantages.
TURN DOWN THE COSTS OF TURNING
Whether in the steel industry or the automotive field – LMT's indexable inserts are demonstrating their capabilities in more and more new applications in the field of turning and rotary shaving. One example from the steel industry: using the new LC218E rotary shaving type, a German company has obtained a significant increase in tool life when producing bars of tool steel. Until now, only three bars were made with each tool, but five are possible with the new rotary shaving type.
NANOLOCK BLACK: AN UNBREAKABLE BOND FOR MILLING
It is now a good two years since LMT's alliance partner Bohlerit presented the world's first nano-layer for cutting materials. Since then, "Nanolock" has stood for the successful combination of hardness and toughness in indexable inserts that yield significantly longer service lives and higher cutting speeds for turning. In the further "Nanolock Black" development, Boehlerit's engineers have now extended their innovation to milling steel.
MYSTIK: THE SPECIALIST FOR GRAPHITE ELECTRODE MACHINING
The single-layer diamond coating Mystik from LMT extends the high-performance coating range further. The min. 15x to 50x increase in tool life in comparison with uncoated carbide tools brought about by this coating (which has been especially developed for graphite electrode machining) is particularly impressive. The coating also has enormous potential in the cutting of non-ferrous materials and modern composites such as carbon fibre laminate, which place the highest demands on cutting tools.
BOEHLERIT HSK-T RANGE PROVIDES MAXIMUM ACCURACY
The HSK hollow shank has long since proved its effectiveness and considerable advantages in practical rotating applications. The HSK-T norm for turning also offers users the decisive advantages of this non-proprietary interface on non-rotating tools. The range of turning tool holders produced by LMT alliance partner Boehlerit is specifically designed to reap these benefits.
THE WHOLE CRANKSHAFT PRODUCTION PROCESS AT A GLANCE
Turning, drilling, milling – almost the entire spectrum of tool applications is used to make a crankshaft. Countless different tools are therefore needed for the multi-stage production of shaft journals, crank pins, crank arms and so on. There are experts at LMT who have specialized entirely in these production processes. They know all the relevant figures about manufacturing costs, can precisely define the lifetimes of the various tools, and can also quickly implement all a customer's requirements.
HEAVY-DUTY CUTTING MAKES EXTREME DEMANDS ON TOOLS
Large components, high feed rates and maximum cutting depths take machining tools to the very limit in heavy-duty cutting. In light of the extreme pressures involved it is crucial that the cutting material and blade geometry as well as the coating perfectly match the application at hand. LMT alliance partner BOEHLERIT has the necessary metallurgical know-how and a great deal of experience in this specialized field.
"TOOL COATINGS BOOST PERFORMANCE"
The development of precision tools is now practically inconceivable without coatings. What are the advantages for users? Where is this development heading? We asked Dr. Marcus Morstein, head of Research & Development at Swiss coating experts PLATIT AG, for his views.
LMT TOOL MANAGEMENT: 100% COST CONTROL
A great deal depends on effective tool management. It can increase the overall performance of the production process while also significantly reducing tool costs. However, improving or developing a brand new tool logistics system is a complex matter. That is why, if desired, LMT tool managers will accompany this process through a number of different phases and levels. The foundation and decisive prerequisite for the success of this work is a 100% partnership with the customer.