LMT TOOLS AT MOULDING EXPO: INNOVATIVE MILLING TECHNOLOGIES FOR MOLD AND DIE MAKING
From May 30th to June 2nd, 2017 the 2nd Moulding Expo (MEX) will be held in Stuttgart, Germany. In hall 5, booth 5C21, LMT Tools will display innovative tooling technologies for copy milling and high-feed milling such as the copy milling cutter (CopyMax2), the ball nose cutter (HSCline SuperFinish 4), and the new insert milling cutter (MultiEdge 2Feed mini).
OF DIFFICULT-TO-MACHINE MATERIALS CURVES
Engines in aircrafts, exhaust gas turbines in automobiles or knee joints in medical technology: In numerous applications, materials are used which are difficult to process using conventional milling methods. In this case, trochoidal milling is the ideal solution. Users can significantly reduce processing times, while ensuring high quality and process reliability. A machining workshop held by LMT Tools and Coscom has shown which tools are suitable for trochoidal processing and what requirements must be met by the machines.
A world first - copy milling cutters
THE TWO SIDES OF EFFICIENCY
Quite often it is the simple ideas that enable great leaps in efficiency. This also applies to mold and die making. For the high standards required in machining today, the tools supplied by LMT Tools provide geometries and coatings which have already been optimized. That users can now quadruple their tool lives again, almost sounds Utopian. However, this leap has now been achieved by developers at LMT Tools - with the first precision-sintered, double-sided copy milling insert in the world.
THE SHORTEST PATH IS ... A CURVE
There are innovations that take a little bit more time to establish themselves. A good example for this is trochoidal milling. This procedure was developed decades ago. But it is only through the combination of modern machine tools with dynamic and fast controls and appropriate CAM software, that manufacturing can benefit from the complete performance potential of this procedure.
NEW STANDARDS FOR PISTON ROD PRODUCTION
Industrial production is characterized by the continuous optimization process. Piston rods from the chassis applications are an example where you need high quality and precision. By using EVOline thread rolling heads, a supplier perfected their threading machining process.
END MILLING WITH FULL HARDNESS
The DHC HARDLINE extends the family of solid carbide end mills with different helix angles (Double Helix Cutters). The result, this group is out of necessity. Tools with a single rake angle temp to vibrate. The special geometry of LMT Fette ensures a maximum in smooth running and stable processes. Profit from our know-how accumulated over years and let our DHC HARDLINE convince you.
HIGH PERFORMANCE CUTTING: MAXIMUM CHIPS WITH MINIMUM ENERGY
High Performance Cutting (HPC) has become an established technique especially for machining jobs that require very high removal rates – for example, in roughing applications in tool and mould making. New developments in indexable insert geometries are now also enabling LMT Fette to combine high cutting performance with low energy consumption.