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ITC turns to small bore machining at MACH 2014
ITC turns to small bore machining at MACH 2014

ITC turns to small bore machining at MACH 2014

Added to MTDCNC by ITC LTD on 10 February 2014

MACH 2014 will provide Industrial Tooling Corp (ITC) with the ideal launch-pad for announcing that it will now be the UK distributor of the MicroQuik range of carbide cutting tools from US cutting tool manufacturer Micro 100.

On Stand 5261 in Hall 5, ITC will be introducing the new range of solid carbide cutting tools for small turning applications alongside its market leading and UK manufactured cutting tool range. The new distribution agreement now enables ITC's customer base to purchase a wide variety of small solid carbide turning tools for applications such as turning, boring,  internal threading, grooving, face grooving, profiling, centring and countersinking. The extensive range delivers outstanding performance parameters on a diverse range of materials that include aluminium, steel, stainless steel, brass, copper, high temperature alloys, thermoplastics, exotic materials and composites.
Commenting upon the distribution agreement, ITC's Managing Director, Mr Peter Graves says: 'The addition of the MicroQuik turning line is a great fit with our existing product lines. It is extremely diverse and available in both metric and imperial dimensions. Furthermore, we have extensively tested the range and the proprietary carbide is extremely tough, demonstrating excellent tool life and performance. We are holding a large consignment stock of the MicroQuik range, so customers can expect ITCs renowned next-day delivery service.'

The high quality carbide is complemented by an innovative toolholding collet that works with a 3-point location system to guarantee accuracy, repeatability and tool change speeds beyond the capabilities of alternate products.

This vast range of solid carbide tools can be inserted into the 3-point locking toolholders that provide accuracy and concentricity to a tolerance of 12microns centreline repeatability from tool to tool. The MicroQuik system guarantees maximum precision, repeatability and rigidity with its 3-point locking system. This is credit to a toolholder design that has a locking screw and locating pin for positioning whilst each carbide tool has a flat surface for coolant to pass through the toolholder and directly to the cutting edge. To support the diverse demands of industry and the numerous machine tool configurations, ITC is supplying the new range with a selection of round or square toolholders.
For sliding head turning centres and machine tools with compact or difficult to access work envelopes, the MicroQuik system allows the customer to efficiently change tools in less than 30 seconds. Furthermore, for turning shops that require small or miniature boring tools, ITC is supplying the range with a minimum bore diameter of 0.38mm that increases to over 12mm minimum bore for robust processes on larger turning centres.

As manufacturers of the MicroQuik range, Micro 100 produces its own solid carbide shanks with its exclusive Micro 100 Proprietary Process. This unique process sees the MicroQuik products provide excellent heat and vibration resistance and transverse rupture strength. This gives the end user outstanding rigidity and chipping resistance that results in exceptional tool life and surface finishes.
The potential for the new MicroQuik system to reduce machine set-ups and minimise machine downtime with its quick change system, improves productivity and also enhances repeatability and accuracy for the customer. For further information on how ITC can improve your small part boring, grooving, profiling and threading performance, come and visit us at MACH 2014 on Stand 5261 for an introduction to the MicroQuik line.

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