ITC invests in new tool grinding technology


ITC invests in new tool grinding technology

Investing during a challenging economic climate is the mark of a truly innovative, insightful and successful business.

That is why Industrial Tooling Corporation (ITC) has recently installed its second Rollomatic Nano6 grinding centre. The fact that the Tamworth cutting tool specialist now has the first two Rollomatic Nano6 grinding centres in the UK. is a testament to the investment that ITC is making to retain its industry-leading market position and break new boundaries of innovation.

The second Nano6 machine investment is capable of producing cutting tools as small as 0.05 mm diameter thanks to its hydrostatic guideways and ITC’s prior investment in a centralised coolant system for all its grinding centres that maintain coolant temperature to +/-0.2 degrees C, emphasising the quality control the company maintains for all its cutting tools. The purchase stems from ITC’s communication and commitment to its customer base that has seen the demand and subsequently the expansion of ITC’s standard cutting tool ranges down to 1mm diameter.

ITC’s production manager Kevin Ford says: “Essentially, the new machine will be used alongside the first Nano6 for producing small tools up to 2 mm diameter. Both machines complement the existing Rollomatic 620 and 629 machines we have for manufacturing tools up to 6mm diameter. The first Nano6 machine enabled us to do a range of small tools, both standard and customer specials.

“It also gave us the facility to extend the range of existing standard tool ranges downward to 1 mm. The second machine gives us extra capacity but also peace of mind regarding the security of supply. Even though the entire range of Rollomatic machines is extremely reliable, we wanted to eliminate any possible supply chain vulnerabilities from only having one machine.”

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