Thomas Graham prize draw gives M-Sport an opportunity to experience Quickgrind carbide tooling
For prestigious motorsport outfit M-Sport, a highly informative day at the recent Thomas Graham Trade Show in Carlisle was topped off by winning Quickgrind’s business card draw.
Photo caption: Michael Bates of M-Sport (right) receiving a Quickgrind Mirage carbide cutting tool set from Garry Smith (left) of Thomas Graham and Sons.
Michael Bates, M-Sport’s Cad Cam and CNC Milling Machinist, was presented with a set of innovative Quickgrind Mirage carbide cutting tools, to the delight of both himself and the show’s organisers. “We were really pleased to see Michael receive this prize, as M-Sport and Quickgrind have such a lot in common,” says Garry Smith, Sales Director of Thomas Graham and Sons. “As well as being at the forefront of world rallying, M-Sport is a leader in the use of specialist machine techniques and processes. We believe the team at M-Sport’s Cockermouth facility will gain much from the performance of these Mirage tools and we hope they will take the opportunity to discover the benefits of Quickgrind’s advice, support and specialised design, especially in relation to round-shank carbide tooling.”
Previous tests involving the Mirage range have resulted in halving of cutting cycle times and tooling costs in some cases, but Quickgrind Managing Director Ross Howell stresses that there is much more to his company’s service than selling high-quality tools.
“In addition to our world-leading industrial carbide cutting tool manufacturing, we offer customers our expertise in high speed manufacturing (HSM), our broad application knowledge and our understanding of advanced machining strategies. We look at their problems from every angle, identify or design the ideal tool and then show the customer how to use it most profitably. Our approach, which we call ‘total solution engineering’, not only reduces cycle times and ensures process stability but includes unique remanufacturing and tool management systems which lower tooling costs.”
Thomas Graham and Sons – a steel and industrial tool supply company, and a distributor of Quickgrind products – feels its two-day trade event has been a great success and is glad to have attracted many high-calibre clients such as M-Sport. The company wishes to thank suppliers for supporting the show, including Quickgrind’s specialist industrial vending division, QuickVend Systems, which was among the stand holders.
Looking ahead, Ross Howell adds: “We will be showcasing Quickgrind’s innovative HSM techniques and unique tool remanufacturing process at this year’s Northern Manufacturing Show, in Manchester on 30th September and 1st October. For the very best in British engineering, and to give your business a unique cutting edge, come and talk to us.”