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.
IQ PLUS: SMART COATINGS FOR TAPPING
IQ Plus combines an extremely hard and durable material layer with a second, softer coating. The surface of the taps thereby adapts perfectly to the stress of the run-in phase. Thanks to the reduced friction, the drill’s tool life is extended by up to 50 percent and the quality of the thread surface increases considerably.
THREAD ROLLING IN SECONDS
Chipless thread fabrication with a thread rolling head has a whole range of advantages: the finished surfaces are smooth and have increased strength; the material fibers remain unbroken. Because no chips are created, rolling naturally saves on material. Almost all standardized or special threads – from cylindrical and tapered triangular threads, through trapezoidal, round and semi-round threads to cylindrical wood threads and even buttress threads – can be rolled with a thread rolling head.
PEELING HEAD: REDUCE AND CHAMFER IN ONE STEP
Round and profiled materials can be reduced and chamfered using a peeling head in a single working step. But that is only one of several advantages offered by a peeling head: Thanks to the high cutting speeds and large advances possible with these tools, they also facilitate short manufacturing times.
TIME FOR A CHANGE – XCHANGE TAP: MODULAR TAP FOR CAST MATERIALS
Modern cast materials are used in many different sectors. These materials present special challenges for machining tools. With the world's first modular tap drill, and the application-oriented Polaris coating that the company has just developed, LMT is now getting involved in this market and promise productivity rises of at least 30% compared to conventional solid carbide and HSS tools.
"WE ARE CONTINOUSLY IMPROVING THE PROCESS"
Thread rolling is faster and more precise than all other methods of producing external threads. For decades LMT FETTE has been improving the process through innovation. An interview with Karl Wulftange, Head of the Rolling Segment at LMT TOOL SYSTEMS, about a highly efficient tool application.
"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.
THREAD ROLLING: STABLE PROCESSES AT SMALL BUSINESSES IN FOCUS
Chipless thread fabrication using a thread rolling head has a full range of advantages: the finished surfaces are smooth and have increased strength, and the material fibers remain unbroken. An English example illustrates how the highly reliable process offered by this method is important, in particular, for small businesses. The component supplier LMS Precision Engineering is using thread rolling head from LMT Fette in the fabrication of jointing elements from EN1A steel, and gains a competitive advantage through this process.