ITC Gets BIG Gains from New Micro Machining Lines at Southern Manufacturing
17 February 2018
The recent Southern Manufacturing show at the new FIVE Farnborough venue proved a resounding success for Industrial Tooling Corporation (ITC) Ltd as it demonstrated both its expertise and ever expanding product lines for the micro manufacturing sector.
The leading UK manufacturer of cutting tools gave a host of new product lines UK exhibition debut’s and they were all particularly well received by show visitors. Commenting upon the recent event, ITC’s Andy Boyle said: “We had a huge level of interest and a lot of enquiries from manufacturers in the automotive, aerospace, medical and motorsport sectors. The BIG KAISER range of high-precision collet chucks was extremely well received, with manufacturers recognising the benefits associated with high-quality precision tool holding.”
“In addition to the BIG KAISER product lines, there was a high level of interest in the new ITC range of micro end mills that have recently been developed. We pay particular attention to customer feedback and we relay this to our R&D team. It is this constant attention to market trends and needs that instigated the launch of the new micro lines; and at Southern Manufacturing the interest from show visitors and in particular the medical sector was very encouraging.”
For micro and small part machining, ITC exhibited the extensions to many of its existing product lines. With the extremely popular 3081, 2161, 3091 Series being among the extended lines with diameters now available from 1mm in 0.5mm increments, the surge in enquiries was extremely positive.
As well as the new ITC product lines and product extensions at Southern Manufacturing, show visitors were genuinely absorbed by the quality of the BIG KAISER range of MEGA Micro Chucks. Complementing the new ITC range of micro-tools, the MEGA Micro Chuck design has a notch-free nut that prevents vibration and noise. This offers superior balance and concentricity, which is critical for high-speed machining with small tools.
Demonstrations of this technology and the ITC micro end mills certainly put ITC on a pedestal as a leading supplier of micro-tooling solutions at Southern Manufacturing. For manufacturers that didn’t get to see the new innovations at Farnborough, your next opportunity will be the forthcoming MACH show in April. Please come and visit us on stand H20-650.