LEUCO will also be presenting at LIGNA three new diamond-tipped nesting shank-type cutters, especially designed for machining multiplex and MDF support panels. These new cutters reduce the chip volume and, at the same time, enlarge the chip gullet volume in the tool. This guarantees that chip evacuation goes more smoothly, literally. New additions to the DP nesting cutter product family include tools with 12 mm and 16 mm cutting diameters with a special cutting geometry for traditional panel thicknesses.
Diamond-tipped, high performance shank-type tools are commonly used for nesting. These triple-tooth cutting tools (Z=3+3) can handle feed speeds of 25 m/min and more for particle board. However, if very dense or very hard materials are machined, such as MDF or multiplex boards, the situation changes noticeably. The volume of the chip material produced by the cut MDFs increases dramatically, which means that the chip gullet in the tool quickly fills up, thus producing more cutting pressure and friction. This, in turn, generates heat, reduces the tools service life and even the loss of the teeth. The new nesting shank-type cutter product family from LEUCO is a true problem-solver for these applications.