ITC simplifies composite machining with new routers
With carbon fibre composite materials increasingly commonplace in the aerospace and motorsport industries, Industrial Tooling Corporation (ITC) has now launched its new 9001 Cyber Series of Multi-Flute routers for the highly productive and efficient machining of composites.
As a leading supplier to these prestigious sectors, ITC has added to its range of carbon fibre and synthetic composite cutting tools with this innovative new line. The 9001 Cyber Series is a multi-flute square ended router that is manufactured from a special wear resistant micro-grain carbide that is offered as an uncoated or diamond coated option. This new multi-fluted router has been developed in conjunction with OEM manufacturers that are continually machining innovative new composite materials to provide a series of tools that deliver astounding results on all types of carbon fibre composite materials.
Manufactured at ITC's Tamworth headquarters, the multiple flute design and its ingenious new geometry with precision ground chipbreakers gives improved tool life and reduces de-lamination, which is a major issue for manufacturers machining composites. Not only does the geometry design improve tool life, it also dissipates heat that rapidly generates with such an abrasive material. This tool life can be further extended by selecting the diamond coated range of the 9001 Series.
Already generating remarkable results since its recent introduction to market, the 9001 Series is offered in 6, 8, 10 and 12mm diameters. To enhance rigidity, tool life and minimise vibration when cutting this extremely unforgiving material, ITC has optimised the line by developing a straight shank design with an overall length of 75 or 100mm depending upon diameter selected.
With the length of cut limited to either 28 or 40mm, the remarkably robust 9001 Series has demonstrated extended tool life, surface finishes and productivity levels under test conditions and also with ITC's principle customers. For further details on how the 9001 Cyber Series can simplify the machining of abrasive carbon fibre and composites, please contact your local ITC representative or visit www.itc-ltd.co.uk