In November 2004, when LACH was awarded the German Innovation Prize for a newly developed technology for the cost and time efficient machining of aluminum components with a monoblock diamond cutter »dia-compact«, it was already said, “Nothing is more efficient than this … .” However, there was still something more efficient – as proven by the development of »Cool Injection-Plus», cooling directly via the PCD cutting insert.
Today, maximum tool life, extremely high cutting results and feed rates are taken for granted by leading automotive manufacturers and suppliers due to the use of LACH DIAMOND’s monoblock milling cutters.
In addition, perfect surface quality and part accuracy have been achieved – followed by reductions of cycle time by 50 percent and more.
The PCD monoblock milling cutter by LACH DIAMOND is completely mounted and balanced, delivered with an adapter of your choice and it can be immediately used on a machine, without adjustments.
Related Glossary Terms
Rate of change of position of the tool as a whole, relative to the workpiece while cutting.
- gang cutting ( milling)
gang cutting ( milling)
Machining with several cutters mounted on a single arbor, generally for simultaneous cutting.
Machining operation in which metal or other material is removed by applying power to a rotating cutter. In vertical milling, the cutting tool is mounted vertically on the spindle. In horizontal milling, the cutting tool is mounted horizontally, either directly on the spindle or on an arbor. Horizontal milling is further broken down into conventional milling, where the cutter rotates opposite the direction of feed, or “up” into the workpiece; and climb milling, where the cutter rotates in the direction of feed, or “down” into the workpiece. Milling operations include plane or surface milling, endmilling, facemilling, angle milling, form milling and profiling.
- milling cutter
Loosely, any milling tool. Horizontal cutters take the form of plain milling cutters, plain spiral-tooth cutters, helical cutters, side-milling cutters, staggered-tooth side-milling cutters, facemilling cutters, angular cutters, double-angle cutters, convex and concave form-milling cutters, straddle-sprocket cutters, spur-gear cutters, corner-rounding cutters and slitting saws. Vertical cutters use shank-mounted cutting tools, including endmills, T-slot cutters, Woodruff keyseat cutters and dovetail cutters; these may also be used on horizontal mills. See milling.
- polycrystalline diamond ( PCD)
polycrystalline diamond ( PCD)
Cutting tool material consisting of natural or synthetic diamond crystals bonded together under high pressure at elevated temperatures. PCD is available as a tip brazed to a carbide insert carrier. Used for machining nonferrous alloys and nonmetallic materials at high cutting speeds.