Eliminate Polishing with Optimized Technology
Polishing is normally a set procedure when manufacturing tools for injection moulding. But not at the company Michael Lundbech A/S. They have developed the Clean Cut Surface technique, by which milling results emerge completely smooth – without the need for post-treatment
The company Michael Lundbech A/S in the town of Ringsted, Denmark is known as a toolmaking outfit rich in ideas and creativity. They are also behind the development of a new CCS® technique, by which such small traces remain from milling in conventional tool steel, that hand-polishing is rendered unnecessary. This means that there is no need for a tool to undergo a normal procedure: hand-polishing.
“Our technique entails that the tool component is finished when it leaves the milling machine. The surface appears completely glossy and tension-free,” the company’s founder and owner, Michael Lundbech, explains.
The technique is unique and exceptional, and neither he nor his coworkers know of other companies that have mastered the technique, which is essentially based on being able to optimally control the milling process.
“There are a few business secrets in the actual CCS technique, but at base it relies on our ability to handle the numerous parameters involved in milling in such a way that we eliminate the need for polishing. This gives rise to a series of very positive effects. By circumventing polishing, we can do away with this additional and time-consuming work process. Furthermore, there is a potential risk of slightly changing the geometry of the tool during polishing since it is impossible to polish the entire tool in a completely balanced way. During milling we are sure that the measures are kept,” Michael Lundbech explains.