Industrial Tooling Expanded high-performance milling tools for abrasive materials
UK – Industrial Tooling (ITC) has extended its line of milling tools for machining graphite, glass and carbon fibre composites to meet market demands.
Following the success of the end mills of the 4121 Cyber Series in the aerospace and motorsport sectors, ITC has added cutters with 1 and 2 mm in diameter to its 'micro' range of cutting tools. The solid carbide square cutters have been developed from a micro-grain carbide composition for enhanced rigidity, tool life and machining performance, the company says. This rigidity is a prerequisite for high-performance machining of abrasive materials. According to ITC, to deliver optimal cutting conditions when machining these difficult to process materials, its four-fluted series is diamond coated to dissipate heat and prolong tool life. Utilising innovative coating processes, the adhesion of the diamond layer excels under extreme cutting conditions.
The new centre cutting end mills feature an overall length of 40 mm and a cut length of 3 and 7 mm respectively. The two additions enable intricate machining operations on a variety of abrasive materials.