Milling, drilling and sawing
of fiber-reinforced
plastics

Magentify Composite Processing

Processing of CFRP, GFRP, AFRP

"Composites" is the term used to describe most modern high-performance materials which are mainly used in the lightweight construction. They often consist of carbon, glass or aramid fibers combined with thermoset plastics or thermoplastics.

Depending on the application, the cutting materials tungsten carbide uncoated, coated or DP are more or less suitable. Taking into account all aspects, DP offers more advantages and that's why LEUCO rely on this cutting material.

 

CFRP

For the processing of abrasive CFRP, LEUCO relies on diamond-tipped shank-type cutters offering the highest possible edge lives and excellent cutting quality: Double-edged cutters, multi-tooth cutters, patented p-System cutters, drill bits with patented plunge tips and many more.
 
 

GFRP

GFRP is the most frequently used composite material. For perfect cutting results, LEUCO offers, for example, diamond-tipped tools for this heat-sensitive materialthat tends towards chipping, material fracturing or delamination during processing.
 
 

AFRP

The high ductility of the aramid fibers is a big challenge during processing.LEUCO is the only manufacturer offering for the cutting of AFRP a diamond-tipped shank-type cutter that provides a perfect cutting quality. The video shows how the patented LEUCO p-System cutter cleanly cuts the AFRP fibers.
 
 

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Contacts

Mr Michael Kitzlinger
Business Sgement Development
michael.kitzlinger@leuco.com

 

Dr. Martin Dressler

Head of Research
martin.dressler@leuco.com



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Milling, drilling, countersinking

Milling, drilling, countersinking of composites

 
At a glance: cutter, drill bit and countersink program, composite materials, application, machine.
  • To enlarge, please click on the picture.
  • Details on the tools can be found in the brochure (download pdf, page 7 - 17)
 

 

 

Videos

 

VHW high-performance drill bit

Spot drilling and drill exit in perfect quality, very long edge life with the VHW high-performance drill with patented grinding.

  • D 4 with 186925
  • D 10 with 186654
LEUCO p-System DP grooving cutters
High cutting quality and long edge life thanks to extreme shear angles. LEUCO patent.
  • Groove processing
  • Repair cut
  • Edge trimming

Multi-tooth DP compression milling cutters

Compression milling cutter with higher feed rate thanks to a large number of teeth. Good cutting quality thanks to compression milling.

  • Milling of long holes
DP cutter Z2
With alternating shear angle and cutting beyond center. Smooth running due to the shear angle.
  • Groove processing
  • Edge trimming

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Contacts

Mr Michael Kitzlinger
Business Sgement Development
michael.kitzlinger@leuco.com

 

Dr. Martin Dressler

Head of Research
martin.dressler@leuco.com 



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Sawing and accessories

Sawing of composites

 

Sawing is the most effective machining method for long straight contours. This method is rather unknown for fiber-reinforced plastics. LEUCO saw blades achieve good cutting quality at high feed rates and provide long edge lives.

 

At a glance: LEUCO saw blade program for composite materials, application.

  • To enlarge, please click on the picture
  • Details on the tools can be found in the brochure (download pdf, page 18 - 19)

 

 

Accessories

 

But tools are not alone responsible for successful machining. Often, it is only by intelligently combining tools, clamping elements and, if applicable, aggregate technology that the optimal and most economical machining results are achieved. LEUCO relies on modern and highly accurate clamping elements for precision tools which also contribute to your tool's edge life. 

 

At a glance: accessories

  • To enlarge, please click on the picture.
  • Details on the tools can be found in the brochure (download pdf, page 20)
 

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Contacts

Mr Michael Kitzlinger
Business Sgement Development
michael.kitzlinger@leuco.com 

 

Dr. Martin Dressler

Head of Research
martin.dressler@leuco.com


 


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Why LEUCO?

65 years of experience

Fiber-reinforced materials are very new, state-of-the-art materials. Inhomogeneous fiber-reinforced material have completely different cutting properties than homogeneous metals. For the processing of composites, however, mostly tools and tool geometries known from the metal-working sector are currently in use. 
For the processing of composite materials, LEUCO, on the contrary, relies on tools that are tipped with polycrystalline diamonds (DP), are provided with more complex geometries and have been proven for many years in the sector of woodworking, which is also a fibrous material. With 65 years of tool competence, LEUCO is able to provide innovative input for the composite processing.

 

 

Consulting

Based on various basic tool types and in collaboration with customers, LEUCO develops special solutions, tailored to meet all requirements. The following aspects are always taken into consideration:

  • Machine, material and material tension
  • Machining task and requirements in terms of machining quality
  • Economic aspects


Innovations and patents

The proven p-System tools for milling and our high-performance drill bits with their special cutting geometry position themselves with unique selling points. To complement them, LEUCO offers a large variety of other tools.

 

  • Talk to us about your specific requirements.

 

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Contacts

Mr Michael Kitzlinger
Business Sgement Development
michael.kitzlinger@leuco.com

 

Dr. Martin Dressler

Head of Research
martin.dressler@leuco.com 


 

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