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M A Ford Europe takes flight with a large order from Russian aerospace industry
M A Ford Europe takes flight with a large order from Russian aerospace industry

M A Ford Europe takes flight with a large order from Russian aerospace industry

Added to MTDCNC by MA Ford on 30 June 2015

A substantial order for high performance cutting tools, worth in excess of $250,000, has been won by M.A. Ford Europe from the Russian aerospace industry to give improved manufacturing capabilities, precision and tool life.

The order for approximately 3,000 TuffCut® X-AL 135 Series 2 flute endmills covering a range of diameters from 10mm up to 20mm was won against stiff competition from alternative manufacturers and the final decision was made following a series of 'on-machine' tests where the TuffCut endmills provided the best results.

MA Ford Europe’s Technical Director, Nick Trott, explained: "The testing process was extremely rigorous, yet we were able to demonstrate the rapid metal removal rates that were achievable with the TuffCut 135 Series on aerospace grade aluminium in the deep pocket applications used in airframe structures and wing spars."

He added: "A variety of pockets were machined up to 80mm deep using an advanced high speed machining strategy. Compared to our competitors, we were able to achieve feed rates in excess of 1.0mm per revolution, which not only created the pockets quickly with a high metal removal rate, but also with no vibration."

Further information on M.A. Ford Europe and its manufacturing solutions is available from www.mafordeurope.com or by calling +44 (0) 1332 267960. 

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