For years “downsizing” has been the trend in automotive production: Engines are smaller and lighter, but at the same time have higher performance. The answer to this challenge is the turbocharger. Its production puts extremely high expectations on the cutting materials and the machining tools used, making it one of the most costly automotive parts to produce. LMT Tools offers high-precision end facing motion tools and combination tools for the production of this technically complex automotive part. These increase process reliability and decrease production costs.
Production of the turbocharger engages almost every machining operation: roughing and finishing during milling, boring, threading, and reaming. Highly heat-resistant materials, such as stainless steel, put a high demand on the cutting tool substrate, cutting edge geometry, cutting edge preparation, and on the coatings of the indexable inserts.