To be continued: LMT and Grob-Werke organize technology seminars
Tools need to be adapted as precisely as possible to the machining process in hand, otherwise the efficiency of the entire production system suffers. How users can ensure the optimum “interplay” between machining centres and tools during the especially demanding process of 5-axis milling was clearly explained during an LMT Kieninger technology seminar on tool and mould design held at Grob-Werke at the end of March. This successful series of events will certainly be continued.
This was the second time that LMT Kieninger invited participants to an event of this kind. There were good grounds for selecting Grob-Werke in Mindelheim as the venue on 25 March: a new Grob G350 universal machining centre offered the milling experts an opportunity to demonstrate live the special conditions and complex prerequisites for optimum 5-axis machining. “This newest generation machining centre enabled us to demonstrate the performance of our tools in an exemplary way using various cutting strategies. High-feed cutting and heavy-duty rough machining were just as much part of the show as 5-axis roughing along the contour,” says Martin Weiser, application engineer at LMT Kieninger.
- A total of 44 participants took part in the seminar.
Additionally, various LMT experts provided comprehensive information about the advantages of 5-axis machining in a series of seminars covering subjects ranging from “5-axis simultaneous residual material roughing” and “High-feed cutting versus high-performance cutting” to “Highly dynamic 5-axis machine with horizontal spindle” and “Saving time by ensuring optimum tool length”.
Grob CEO Christian Grob opened the event and welcomed a total of 44 participants – including employees of major companies in the automotive and aircraft industry. “This series of events directly shows how users in the machining sector can achieve real increases in performance. Many participants have confirmed that the special attraction of the event was its comprehensive all-round perspective,” explains Weiser. Additional LMT technology seminars in cooperation with Grob-Werke are currently being planned. Additional information will be available on this website shortly.