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Bringing balance

Bringing balance


For manufacturers now running their plotter and router machines at spindle speeds upwards of 60,000rpm, Industrial Tooling Corporation (ITC) has extended its portfolio of Clearcut single fluted cutters to offer a ‘balanced’ range that can run at high speeds.

When used in conjunction with the latest generation of routing machines supplied by AG CAD,Esko and Zund, all of which now feature a spindle speed that is more than double the previous industry norm, ITC’s new Clearcut range guarantees exceptional surface finishes and chip clearance.

While the use of two flute cutting tools is naturally balanced and minimises harmonic effects, excessive noise and helps to reduce spindle stress and vibration, chip evacuation is often poor when they are run at high speeds on acrylic and similarly soft materials. To this end, the Clearcutrange has been extended to provide a fully balanced cutter that can run at higher spindle speeds to deliver surface edges that eliminate the requirement for flame or hand finishing operations.

Automatically balanced during the grinding process, the Clearcut range has been vigorously tested with all popular brands of routing machines and has achieved consistently excellent results and significant productivity gains.

In common with all the tools in the Clearcut range, the balanced series, which is manufactured from an ultra wear resistant micro grain carbide, will soon be available in diameters of two, three, four, five and six millimetres, with an overall length ranging from 40 to 75mm and an optimised length of cut from seven to 26mm, depending upon the overall length.


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