SIGNIFICANT COST SAVINGS
The types of metals used in the manufacture of cutting tools respond very well to the cryogenic process. The productive life of the tool can be increased many fold.
If you use the traditional ranges of tool steels (M,D,S) or if you use modern materials like ASP then there is a good chance that we will be able to help reduce your manufacturing costs. In some applications carbide tips will benefit.
Those in the industry know that wood can be unpredictable in its ability to consume tools, with composite type materials such as MDF and chipboard being especially arduous.
Deep Cryogenic Treatment has been proven to reduce the consumption of carbide blades and in doing so also increased production rates through reduced down time.
Another example in pallet manufacturing has seen the life of large four inch band-saw blades go from four days to two weeks. Not only has the cutting tip remained sharper for longer but the frequent problem of the blade snapping due to poor annealing of the weld has been solved.
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DCT can also bring significant savings for this industry because cryogenic processing treats the whole of the product, not just the surface, the benefits are there to be enjoyed even after regrinding items like expensive guillotine blades, slitters and perforation tools. As the grain structure of the material treated is finer, less is removed to regrind as the wear pattern is usually less. So not only do you get a greater ‘in service’ time between regrinds but you may also get more regrinds per tool before it needs replacing.
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