LACH DIAMOND INC. Celebrates even two Anniversaries A Message from the Pioneer in Diamond Tooling

24.03.2017

LACH DIAMOND INC. Celebrates even two Anniversaries
A Message from the Pioneer in Diamond Tooling

"When I founded my diamond grindery in 1922, I never would have thought that LACH DIAMANT would one day be a pioneer in the manufacturing of diamond tools..." said Jakob Lach, the founder of LACH DIAMANT, Germany in the early 80s.

Even today, LACH DIAMANT, Germany with its 95th anniversary maintains the tradition of grinding diamonds – for example for the dressing and profiling of conventional grinding wheels; the historical business segment of "jewelry diamond grinding" had its heyday, with 600 employed diamond grinders, at the end of the 30s.

The development of the polycrystalline diamonds have directly or indirectly influenced our daily life since the end of the 50s until today.

The discovery of »Electrical Discharge Grinding« for the forming of polycrystalline diamonds in 1978 was also the starting signal for a worldwide realignment in the woodworking and plastics processing industries – especially for the furniture and parquet flooring as well as the PCB industries.

The diamond tooling which was subsequently manufactured – milling tools, scoring saws, saw blades – increased the tool lives to 3-5 months (!) - conventional carbide tools used so far reached only 3-4 hours (!) and their change was costly and time-consuming.

The foundation of LACH DIAMOND INC., Grand Rapids/MI, in 1982 was synonymous with the introduction of this groundbreaking technology on the North American market – documented by trade fairs in Louisville, Los Angeles and Atlanta.

Today LACH DIAMOND INC., Grand Rapids/MI stands for 35 years of manufacturing and service of superior diamond tooling for wood and woodlike materials, in the automotive, aircraft and wind engine industries.

In its anniversary year 2017, LACH DIAMANT, Germany will exhibit at EMO in Hannover, the largest European trade show for tools and tooling machines, and the company will present how LACH diamond tools and grinding wheels have accelerated many technical innovations during the last fifty years.

To this day, LACH DIAMANT, Germany is still a family-owned company, in the second and third generation, managed by Horst Lach and Dipl.-Ing. Robert Lach.