Tool Series Expanded with Routers, End Mills, Engravers
LMT Onsrud LP has expanded offerings in seven of its product series, including DFC routers, solid carbide end mills and PCD engravers.
LMT Onsrud LP has expanded offerings in seven of its product series including DFC routers, solid carbide end mills and PCD engravers.
The DFC routers have been designed as a family to increase overall part quality. The 66 series stacks up as follows: the 66-500 multi-purpose rougher/semi-finisher, the 66-700 finisher, the 66-750 semi-finisher, the 66-775 rougher and the 66-800 all-around router.
The company has also added more than 100 products to its MaxQ line of solid carbide end mills. Designed to maximize machine performance while running at maximum speed and feed rates, offerings now include five-flute end mills in various corner radii, including ballnose tools. The end mills are available in four- and five-flute configurations as Weldon-style offerings.
The 68-500-series PCD engravers are designed for tool life. They are available with an included angle of 60 degrees and in three tip diameters: 0.010, 0.020 and 0.030 mm. They can be used to engrave abrasive materials.
One of the most common methods of tapping in use today on CNC machines is 'rigid tapping' or 'synchronous feed tapping.' A rigid tapping cycle synchronizes the machine spindle rotation and feed to match a specific thread pitch. Since the feed into the hole is synchronized, in theory a solid holder without any tension-compression can be used.
Reducing cutting fluid use offers the chance for considerable cost savings. Tool life may even improve.
To make the transition to hard turning, you'll need to switch from carbide to CBN inserts, but that is easier (and more economical) than you might think. It's making the jump to much higher surface speeds that might scare you off. It needn't. Here's why.