»PS-plus« PCD Drill

Contact Details

Lach Diamond Inc.
4350 Airwest Dr. S.E.
Grand Rapids
United States
Toll Free Phone

42.884498, -85.570522

September 07,2017
»PS-plus« PCD Drill

Based on the previous success of PCD drill type »PS« during burr and delamination free machining of fiber composites – also in combination with aluminum – so-called stacks components – Lach Diamond developed the PCD drill type »PS-plus«.

»PS-plus« drills show highest efficiency and quality for a diameter range of 2.5 up to 12 mm and time savings up to 75 percent. A long tool life makes »PS-plus« drills the ideal choice for maximum machine utilization and unmanned shifts, according to the company.

The trouble-free use of these PCD drills normally saves two to three previously necessary work steps, such as pre-drilling/drilling of pilot holes, drilling and even reaming when aiming for burr-free quality up to h6. Optimal chip removal is guaranteed via MQL or coolants. For drill diameters over 5.0 mm, »PS-plus« drills will be delivered with internal cooling.

»PS-plus« drills are designed for maximum cutting speeds and feeds and therefore guarantee shortest cycle times.

PCD drills type »PS-plus« are superfast tools for serial production and drilling into solid material, e. g. for all aluminum or die-cast housing components, extruded or drawn parts, aluminum turning parts and in general for all pinhole, thread and core drilling from 2.5 to 12 mm.

»PS-plus« is also available as step drill tool.

Moreover, type »PS-plus« PCD drills are suitable for aluminum and fiber composite components in automobile and aircraft manufacturing industries.

Related Glossary Terms

  • burr


    Stringy portions of material formed on workpiece edges during machining. Often sharp. Can be removed with hand files, abrasive wheels or belts, wire wheels, abrasive-fiber brushes, waterjet equipment or other methods.

  • composites


    Materials composed of different elements, with one element normally embedded in another, held together by a compatible binder.

  • 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.

  • turning


    Workpiece is held in a chuck, mounted on a face plate or secured between centers and rotated while a cutting tool, normally a single-point tool, is fed into it along its periphery or across its end or face. Takes the form of straight turning (cutting along the periphery of the workpiece); taper turning (creating a taper); step turning (turning different-size diameters on the same work); chamfering (beveling an edge or shoulder); facing (cutting on an end); turning threads (usually external but can be internal); roughing (high-volume metal removal); and finishing (final light cuts). Performed on lathes, turning centers, chucking machines, automatic screw machines and similar machines.