Industrial Tooling Corporation (ITC) Ltd has once again extended its Cyber Series of cutting tools in line with the demands of the marketplace, says the company. The Tamworth manufacturer has launched its new 2151 Cyber Series range of end mills for the machining of graphite, glass and carbon fibre composites.
To meet the demands of the industry, their research and development team developed the two flute end mills for the machining of difficult to reach features on abrasive components. With graphite, glass fibre and carbon fibre components and assemblies becoming more prominent in various sectors, the extra long length 2151 Series aim to improve accessibility to hard to reach surfaces.
The 2151 Series is manufactured from a solid carbide micro grain shank, "improves rigidity and reduces vibration" when machining faces and features in deep cavities. With an overall tool length of 150mm, this ability to minimise vibration and chatter, improves surface finish whilst enhancing the tool life, according to ITC. This tool rigidity enhances the edge chipping resistance of the PCD cutting edges.
The geometry and design of the 2151 Series permits centre cutting whilst demonstrating "impressive" heat dissipation characteristics. The new range is available with the choice of an 8, 10 or 12mm diameter with a length of cut from 10 to 12mm. To maximise rigidity and cutting performance, the 2151 Series is provided shank diameters of 8, 10 and 12mm with a maximum reach capability of 40 to 45mm, depending upon the chosen diameter tool.