Published on : Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Cutting 2.0 technology has proven to be extremely successful since being introduced to the market in 2013. From its origins in the SuperSilent sliding table saw with manual feed, it has been consistently developed and expanded, starting with the cutter range and now moving on to panel saws with mechanical feed. In the meantime, significant practical experience has been collected which has caused users to take notice of these developments.
The cutting 2.0 success story began four years ago when the SuperSilent saw blade was presented at LIGNA 2013. A revolutionary saw blade for sliding table saws with manual feed. The new technology has won innovation and design prizes by fundamentally reinventing a process which is as long-established as sawing. The advantages for users are nothing short of sensational. Just two years later, AKE took the unprecedented step of applying this concept to milling tools. The diamond-based 2.0 technology is impressive for grooving, joining and rebating tasks. Milling 2.0 means that chips are discharged behind the cutting edge. During machining, this considerably reduces the need to carry out repeated chip cutting and results in a noticeably longer tool life. This is supplemented by further advantages since, in contrast to conventional technology on the market, negative and positive milling cutters are no longer required. The AKE-Z3 can cope with these tasks on its own.
Due to the many positive experiences with cutting 2.0, AKE took the opportunity at the LIGNA 2019 to conclusively demonstrate that the new technology is suitable for use in practical applications.
The traditional, classic line of thinking strictly proceeds on the assumption that each chip, produced by a tip, is guided into the gullet in front of the tooth and ejected after the tooth has left the workpiece. AKE did question this dogma and arrived at most interesting findings, which eventually gave rise to a new generation of saw blades, such as the SuperSilent.
What makes Cutting 2.0 particularly special is the groundbreaking approach to the mode of chipping. This applies to the circular saws, such as the SuperSilent as well as to the recently developed milling cutters for manual and mechanic feed. All products have one thing in common: The mode of chipping is completely different. The gullets had been re-positioned for this purpose, guiding away the chips in such a way, that multiple chipping is avoided. The cutting quality is tremendously improved thereby.