The rapidly growing need for mobility worldwide has a magnetic effect on new material qualities and attracts new applications. This new dynamism is reflected in high volume growth in products and lightweight materials. Lightweight and composite materials are the winners due to their favorable ratio of weight to strength.
Lightweight, future-oriented materials
Components made of fibre-reinforced materials, such as CFRP or GFRP, are cost-intensive to manufacture compared with metal components of the same load-bearing capacity. Therefore, they are mainly used in areas where their advantages (usually weight savings) result in at least a high cost saving potential. In order not to negatively influence this potential through costly machining, tool solutions are required that are specially designed to optimize processes in terms of efficiency and productivity.
Boring and cutting of CFRP and GFRP reinforced plastics
The Leitz tool programme contains powerful cutting and boring tools for the processing of fibre-reinforced plastics. Even for the machining of honeycomb panels, Leitz offers optimally matched tool solutions.
Ultrasonic cutting CFRP and GFRP mats
The ultrasonic cutting of carbon or glass fibre reinforced mats requires the highest precision, which requires long tool life with perfect cutting quality. Leitz has developed an ultrasonic knife that cuts glass, carbon and carbon-fibre mats as well as leather and textiles as easily and as perfectly as if it were going through hot wax!
Advanced Materials – Processing solutions for specialist engineers