Published on : Monday, March 12, 2018
For the machining of fiber-reinforced plastics such as CFRP, GFRP and AFRP as well as other composites LEUCO offers a milling cutter specially adapted for the requirements of these materials – the patented LEUCO p-System shank-type cutter. This DP-tipped milling cutter has a shear angle of more than 55°. This characteristic, which is unique for DP tools, ensures excellent cutting quality with a very long edge life when machining fibrous materials. The cutter is available in diameters from 6.0 mm and can be customised according to the application.
Due to the high shear angle, the material-typical machining challenges can be solved: delamination at the top and bottom edges, edge breakouts, burrs and fraying of single fibers or fiber bundles are prevented. Even when milling tough aramid fibers in AFRP good cutting qualities can be achieved without fiber projections. Usually, the machining of fiber-reinforced plastics produces very fine, partly harmful, dust. By contrast coarse chips are produced with the LEUCO p-System which can be extracted very well. Fine dusts are significantly reduced.
Depending on the tool geometry, the milling cutter is suitable for a wide range of applications. Designed as a compression cutter the tool can e. g. be used for generating perfect outer and inner contours or for dividing cuts. Designed as a grooving cutter, the tool is very suitable for the incremental scarfing and for generating functional surfaces, pockets and grooves.
In addition to this innovative milling cutter, LEUCO also offers the industry further innovative, partially patented cutters, drills and saw blades for processing fiber-reinforced plastics.