Advanced cutting tools that facilitate best quality output is the foundation of innovation across industries. Our machines make precision manufacturing of such tools possible, with focus improving performance and longevity.
TOOLMAKING INDUSTRY The quality of stamping, forming and cutting tools can be improved considerably by finishing the workpieces in DF and SF machines from OTEC. Defined edge rounding dramatically increases the life of cutting tools, as a rule by a factor of three. The OTEC process not only rounds the edges but also smooths the surfaces considerably. This significantly reduces chipping and improves chip flow. The friction acting on PVD and DLC coated workpieces can be reduced dramatically by means of a short finishing process which thereby significantly reduces wear. With forming tools, Ra values of up to 0.02 µm can be achieved and the percentage of contact surface greatly increased. Special polishing processes largely prevent corrosion at the tool holder, so that no further anti-corrosion treatment is needed for several months.
Different metals, hybrid metal or specific substrates can be found in various fields of application. The possible applications are just as diverse.High-quality products can only be produced with flawlessly clean tools and auxiliary devices. Machines and components that are used in the manufacturing industry must also be cleaned regularly in order to be able to operate properly. Our ultrasonic cleaning systems contribute greatly here to the value-added chain.In order to achieve perfect cleaning results before surface coating, the cleaning agents are adapted to the material to be cleaned, and the cleaning systems are complemented by peripheral equipment for water treatment, pure water production or oil separation.
Cutting edge defects, high wear, long machining times or unsatisfactory results on drills, milling cutters etc. are challenges with which manufacturers are confronted. The optimal tool and machining parameters can be determined with optical 3D metrology.