Specifically designed for significantly longer tool life in high pressure laminates and fire rated panels, LMT Onsrud says the Polaris Compression uses optimized cutting geometry and wear resistant coating to minimize tool wear in all panel materials. The tool utilizes a new PVD coating designed to reduce edge wear in abrasive materials and a pre-coating conditioning process designed to guarantee maximum coating adhesion, allowing the coating to provide longer protection of the cutting edges, LMT Onsrud adds. The pre-coating process also creates a more uniform cutting edge with microscopic refinement thus increasing the tungsten carbide’s resistance to fracture and wear.
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.