LMT Onsrud introduces balanced single flute spiral cutting tools to run at RPMs as high as 60,000. Manufacturers that specialize in marketing CNC routers for the sign industry have incorporated high speed spindles into their design. Most of these spindles turn up to 60,000 RPM compared to standard router spindle speeds of 24,000 RPM. The advantages of high spindle speeds is an increase in feed rates in plastic, aluminum and wood sheet material, which are commonly utilized in the sign industry. Multiple flute tools are naturally balanced by design, but in some cases, single flute spiral tools are not. Single flute spiral tools are naturally unbalanced due to the location and amount of the carbide that is removed during the grinding process. LMT Onsrud has developed a method to balance single flute spiral tools by engineering design and a specialized manufacturing process in response to market demand, says the company. The balanced single flute spiral cutting tool is part of their standard product line of upcut an downcut spiral "O" flutes for soft plastics, hard plastics and acrylics.
About LMT Onsrud
Our roots were established within Libertyville, IL with an initial product offering of high-speed steel router bits, milling cutters, and carbide tipped tools and over the next 65 years of producing high quality tooling, we have seen our customer requirements grow and expand. Current tooling lines range from our starting point of engineered panel applications which developed into plastic and composite machining for the marine and aircraft industries. Our latest end mills are utilized to mill aluminum and exotic metals within today's aerospace, defense, medical industries as well as other technical applications, while our special solid carbide drills are designed to cut composites, titanium and other non-ferrous materials.