Quickgrind returns to MACH to show tooling innovations

Quickgrind is making a much anticipated return to MACH with a stand located in the GTMA Pavilion.

The Tewkesbury cutting tool manufacturer will debut at the event a complete range of new milling innovations that will include the ground-breaking new Mirage, QPlus, Delta and the Spectre.

More than a cutting tool manufacturer, Quickgrind will also be demonstrating its QuickEdge re-grinding service, the QuickLab process analysis and improvement service, the QuickVend tool management solutions and QuickCAM, the CAM assessment service that optimises the complete machining process.

With cutting tools being the core element of the globally recognised business, Quickgrind will premiere for a host of new innovations. With rapid material removal being a core concept for Quickgrind, the new Spectre solid-carbide end mills will be a key attraction.

By reducing the depth of cut and increasing feed rates by up to six times that of conventional end mills, manufacturers can slash machining times with greatly improved productivity and material removal rates.

The GTMA supplier’s high-feed Spectre range is ideal for rough-machining operations such as slotting, pocket milling and contour machining. Indeed, the end mills are perfect for pocketing with high lengthover-diameter ratios and intricate features. Appearing alongside the Spectre will be the new Mirage Series of solid carbide end mills. Capable of outperforming competitor products on stainless steel, super alloys and a selection of non-ferrous, high temperature alloys and cast iron, the new Series has an ingenious geometry that allows end users to apply the Mirage to roughing, finishing, slotting and profiling as well as trochiodal milling and strategic HSM processes.

This extensive capability reduces tool inventory and costs. The four flute end mills are available with a 3, 4, 5 and 6mm diameter, each consisting of a 6mm diameter H6 ground shank for enhanced strength, rigidity and performance. The 8, 10, 12, 16 and 20mm diameter variants are available with flute lengths from 18 to 38mm with an overall length from 64 to 104mm depending on chosen diameter. Specifically aimed at the small machine shop and subcontract environment will be the ingenious and ground-breaking Qplus range of end mills.