Thread-Rolling Heads Save Time
LMT’s thread-rolling head systems can be used on virtually any machine tool including basic engine lathes, pillar drills, rotary transfer machines, NC and CNC lathes, and machining centers, among others.
Modular Tap Cuts Cast Materials
LMT’s XChange modular tap features a solid carbide cutting head screwed onto a steel shank using a patented interface connection.
Video: 80-Insert Crankshaft Cutter
This video footage shows a massive crankshaft being machined on a turn-mill machine using an 80-insert cutter nearly 5-inches in diameter.
Cutters For Composite Machining
LMT Onsrud’s diamond film-coated compression tool is suited for machining composite materials. The cutter geometry features a spiral design in which the upcut and downcut spiral flutes intersect from both directions and push the individual layers of the composite material together.
Octagonal Cutter Mills Steel, Cast Iron
The MultiEdge Double 8 cutter from LMT Fette is said to be ideal for economically machining mild steels and cast iron materials. Inserts can be used on both sides, for a total of 16 cutting edges.
Lathe Toolholders For Turning Away
Think 'unattended machining,' and the image in your mind is probably complex - that is, some machining process that relies on automation more than the typical machining process does. But does going unattended have to involve this complexity? Instead of requiring automation, allowing the operator to step away from the machine tool might just be a matter of addressing the sources of worry that keep that operator engaged.
Rolling Threads Has Advantages
With macros and canned cycles resident in the CNC on most contemporary turning centers, single point turning of OD threads can seem like almost a default process decision. However, for numerous applications, OD thread rolling has inherent advantages as an alternative to cutting threads.