High Speed PCD Jointing/Premill Cutter Head

PCD Premill Cutterhead

PCD Premill Cutterhead

We have a wide range of Polycrystalline Diamond (PCD) jointing /premill cutter heads for a variety of edgebanders,  including Biesse, Brandt, Cehisa, Holzher, Homag, SCM and Stefani. For demanding or high speed applications, we offer a PCD jointing/premill cutter head that provides impressive results.

These high performance PCD cutter heads are available to fit most machines and are available in diameters of 100 and 125 mm with cutting widths of 25, 35, 48 and 65mm. Manufactured with a full three wing design, these cutter heads promise excellent results due to the positioning of the cutting tips at much higher shear angles. This design allows for improved feed speeds up to 45m/m (145’/m) providing excellent finish qualities and extended tool life.

We also offer full service PCD sharpening with a rapid turn-around time. For information on PCD premill tooling, PCD sharpening or the new high performance cutter head options, please contact GDP|GUHDO today.

PCD Premill Cutterhead Side

PCD Premill Cutterhead Side

Getting Deep on Diamond Tooling

Diamond is known as a material with impressive characteristics. Even the name, Diamond, which stems from the ancient Greek word  “αδάμας” – “adámas,” translates to unbreakable. In particular diamond is the hardest mineral known and also has the highest thermal conductivity. These two traits, in addition to its abrasion-resistance,  make Diamond quite a popular material in the industrial tooling area. To illustrate the level to which diamond tools surpass carbide tools in regard to hardness, one only has to compare each materials value on the Knoop hardness scale. While synthetic diamond generally rates between 5000 to 7000, the average hardness for a carbide tool only has a value of about 1700 to 2400.

Hardness Scale

Hardness Scale

Polycrystalline Diamond tools are an established, well accepted solution for high volume production and they are now cost effective as well. They have long proven to be an investment in quality AND productivity as they can provide substantial savings in tooling costs.

Diamond Router Bit

Diamond Router Bit

Based on case histories, polycrystalline diamond tools can outlast a carbide tool by a ratio of roughly 300:1. However, this takes into account a wide range of materials machined.   So, while one machinist may achieve a ratio of 50-fold life span for a diamond tool cutting very abrasive material, another may outrun his previously used carbide tool by 800 times on a solid wood application.

A sampling of styles available to machine a wide range of materials such as MDF, particle board, solid surface material, phenolic etc.

A sampling of styles available to machine a wide range of materials such as MDF, particle board, solid surface material, phenolic etc.

Today, diamond tools have earned their position in most every woodworking, composite, plastic and solid surface cutting application.  From routing and edge-banding, profiling, sawing, jointing and grooving to slotting and hogging; diamond tools are used in almost all cutting tool applications.

Today’s modern manufacturing facilities  are running expensive CNC machining centers with constant demand for higher output and lower unit costs being paramount.  Most CNC machinists have recognized the value of diamond cutting tools. Elimination of downtime alone can result in a significant reduction in tooling costs, not even taking reduced sharpening costs, stocking needs and lost production into consideration.

Although diamond tools may not be the solution to every tooling issue, they should not be excluded from consideration without a thorough analysis of the potential advantages. With today’s ever-increasing demand for higher efficiency and lower costs, the toughest material may just solve the toughest tooling problems!

HSK 63 F Tool Holders for CNC Machines

HSK 63 F Tool Holders for CNC Machines