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ITC records exceptional results at Advanced Engineering Show
ITC records exceptional results at Advanced Engineering Show

ITC records exceptional results at Advanced Engineering Show

Added to MTDCNC by ITC LTD on 15 November 2013

The new cutting tools in the Slimline catalogue from Industrial Tooling Corporation (ITC) proved a resounding success at the recent Advanced Engineering Show. At an exhibition packed with key decision makers from the aerospace, automotive and composite manufacturing sectors, the proven solutions from ITC were well received by show visitors and fellow exhibitors alike.

The Widia range of solid carbide and HSS endmills and drills in the ITC Slimline catalogue demonstrated how the Tamworth manufacturer is continually improving productivity, tool life and component quality whilst reducing tooling costs, cycle times and inventory requirements.

At the show, the new high performance VariMill solid carbide four flute end mills for the high speed and high feed milling of steel, cast iron, high temperature alloys and hard materials was shown alongside general purpose solid carbide end mills from the Widia range. With a ion of end mills for rough to finish machining a multitude of material types, the diverse cutters are provided with a number of geometries, cutting edges, flute angles and tool lengths and diameters to optimise machining performance regardless of material type.

Also in the Slimline catalogue and proven in the marketplace, the innovative VariDrill range of solid carbide drills available in 3XD, 5XD and 8XD attracted the attention of show visitors. With an advanced point geometry design that offers the ultimate solution in multi-purpose drilling, the VariDrill is ideal for use on a variety of materials with extended tool life credit to reduced chipping on the cutting edges.

The VariDrill has delivered astounding results in the marketplace since its recent introduction and this is down to the combination of a margin-less geometry design that evenly distributes cutting forces and a core design that promotes free chip flow and evacuation. This stabilises the cutting forces to reduce friction, heat, chip jamming and scratching, thereby improving the hole quality and finish far beyond the realms of competitor drills. With an extremely precise shank to reduce run-out and through coolant options, the VariDrill offers the complete high performance drill for all material types in all industry sectors.

Complementing the VariDrill at the show was the new VariTap Series. Receiving its first UK outing, after its world premiere at EMO in September, the new VariTap has been created to deliver thread making performance criteria that can match the astounding results achieved by the VariMill and VariDrill products from Widia.

As well as promoting these cutting tools at the show, the ITC sales engineers won interest from show visitors by discussing the company's ability to manufacture specialised tooling solutions at short lead times from its UK manufacturing facility. Whereas most cutting tool manufacturers import specialised products from abroad with lengthy lead-times; a key USP for ITC is having a UK based technical team that can conduct bespoke projects and manufacture solutions at its Midlands based headquarters. A fact that was well received at the event.

As a key supplier to the aerospace, automotive and motorsport sectors, there is little doubt that the combination of innovative and new off-the-shelf products, a re-grind service and also the offering of a bespoke technical solution proved to be the reason why show visitors are ing ITC for their cutting tool needs as opposed to its competitors.

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