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Machining company Finecut has introduced ITC’s 2001 and 2131 Cyber Series of long-reach carbide cutters with radii for the five-axis machining of aluminium and resin board mould tools.

Initially, the surface finishes on its mould tools was a concern to Finecut.

With deep cavity machining on many mould tools, tool deflection and rigidity severely affected the surface finishes and this in turn led to extensive hand-finishing processes.

With an overall reach from 100 up to 200mm, the long reach cutters are suited for many mould cavities.

For deeper cavities, the West Sussex business combines the ITC cutters with Schunk Tribos tool holder extensions.

This enables the five-axis head of the machine tool to conduct complex machining forms in cavities beyond 250mm deep.

Finecut serves virtually all industry sectors and this is highlighted by some of its recent projects that include mould tools for mechanical diggers, a kayak, Hi-Fi speakers, medical X-ray machines, jerry cans and toys for a children’s charity.

‘With such a diverse workload we now use ITC’s Britcut range with a long flute length for roughing our mould tools and a range of standard and long length square and ball nosed cutters from 6 to 20mm diameter for general machining and finishing operations,’ said Finecut’s CAD/CAM manager, Danny Welsh.

‘For machining brass castings we have been using ITC’s 4041 Series of harmonic flute end mills,’ he said.

ITC is a round tool specialist with an objective to provide the correct cutting tool at the right time. ITC is confident that its products are the best available. To achieve this, we continue to invest in the right team of time served engineers, equipped with a full CAD-CAM facility dedicated to the design and manufacture of precision cutting tools. Whatever your requirement, from a one-off special to 1000 pieces, ITC can provide your company with a cutting tool that works.

ITC’s state-of-the-art production facility includes CNC grinding machines from world leading manufacturers. We have invested in a centralised oil filtration system to ensure optimum grinding conditions and our inspection department includes computerised laser measuring equipment to maintain the high standards for which ITC is renowned.

We source and stock the best available products from around the world, and hold over 100,000 HSS Co and Solid Carbide tools on the shelf ready for immediate despatch. ITC can also provide a fast modification service – even same day in some cases.

We provide same day despatch on standard stocked lines, whatever your industry sector may be. From production sub-contractor to tool room, through aerospace, motor sport, and the medical industry, from milling, drilling and reaming to de-burring, ITC has the tools and expertise to solve your problem.

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