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Rainford to Show the UK’s smallest drills at MACH

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February 12, 2014



Rainford Precision has now taken orders for drills with the miniscule diameters of 0.015, 0.025 and 0.030 mm, which will be at MACH 2014 on Stand 5219. The micro machining specialist has supplied the high precision drills from Iwata Tool to a UK customer who is manufacturing prototype components for a development project in the electrical measurement sector.


The new range of Iwata Tool carbide drills will receive their MACH debut with Rainford Precision being announced as the UK distributor for the range. Using MACH 2014 as the launch-pad for the new drilling line, the Japanese manufactured carbide drills are available from 0.008 mm to 0.100 mm diameter with flute lengths of 3xD, 6xD and an astounding 12xD.


The comprehensive new micro-machining range from Iwata Tool also includes centre drills with 120°, 90° and 60° inclusive angles that complement the drilling line. Additionally, Iwata Tool can also supply drills to produce holes in materials as hard as 75HRc steel. The innovative TOGLON hard drills are available in 3 ranges; the miniature hard series are short flute drills that start at a 0.1 mm minimum diameter. The hard drill series with a medium flute length are available in diameters from 1.0 mm diameter whilst the TOGLON hard long drill series covers a range from 1.0 mm to 6.0 mm diameter. The flute length of the three ranges is critical to the strength and performance of the drills, which is a key aspect of machining extremely hard materials. The TOGLON HARD SP series of 60° and 90° inclusive angle tools enables 4 main functions to be produced by one tool in materials up to 75HRC, namely, centring, hole chamfering, V-grooving and edge chamfering.


To support the manufacture of extremely small parts with ‘micro’ features, the Iwata Tool agreement also gives Rainford Precision customers access to a range of single straight flute end mills from 0.008 mm to 0.100 mm with flute lengths of 2xD, 4xD and 6xD. The synergy between the micro drills and the end mills will enable Rainford Precision to extensively support all customers working in the micro machining industry.


Commenting upon the new range of Iwata Tool drills, centre drills and end mills, Rainford Precision’s Managing Director, Mr Arthur Turner comments: “We are delighted to announce our new agreement with Iwata Tool, and MACH will be a great platform to introduce these new products. Established as a micro machining specialist with a product stable that includes high precision machine tools and cutting tools, the Iwata Tool range is a perfect fit for our brand and enables us to extend our capability to deliver exciting solutions for the micro machining industry. However, cutting tools of these dimensions are not for everyone and spindle concentricity and tool run-out are critical factors in the manufacturing process of such small components.”


If you have any micro machining requirements or any projects that demand machining with ‘truly’ high precision, please visit the Rainford Precision Stand at MACH 2014.




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