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TiTAN X-TREME Launched at MACH 2012

Nikken Kosakusho Europe Ltd and Techicut Ltd have formally launched the TiTAN X-TREME at MACH 2012 which is currently being staged at the NEC in Birmingham.

Using an all-new X-Treme variant of the Nikken Anniversary Type Multi-Lock Milling Chuck in conjunction with Technicut's TiTAN Rippa carbide cutter, those organisations who need to cut Titanium with high removal rates will now be able to remove 267 cubic centimetres of Titanium every minute at 2 x D with the TiTAN X-TREME solution.

Tested on Titanium H6 at cutting trials staged at the AMRC the outstanding metal removal rate is only part of the story. Unlike other solutions this combination is able to take cuts of 50mm depth and tool-life has been extended to over one hour and to as much as two with high coolant pressures. This is a marked contrast to the solutions that are currently available where tool life is as low as 15 minutes before the cutter needs to be sent for re-grinding and calibration of any complex geometry. With that process only being possible on three or four occasions it is easy to see both the production and financial advantages of using the TiTAN Rippa and the TiTAN finisher in the TiTAN X-TREME solution.

Tony Bowkett the Group managing director of Nikken Europe Ltd said at the launch that "this landmark partnership between Nikken and Technicut had the potential to revolutionise cutting practices especially in the aerospace sector where there is a real focus on the use of Titanium and other exotic metals". Mark Kirby from Technicut was keen to stress that what "Technicut had been able to achieve in terms of performance metrics with the TiTAN Rippa had not been possible in other milling chucks that they had tested from other tooling suppliers".

TiTAN X-TREME is available to purchase and in-stock right now in HSK100A and in NBT50. A C8 polygonal chuck is also available to order as an option for those who have machining centres that a fitted with a C8 spindle.

For more information about the TiTAN X-TREME solution please contact:

Robert Prior
Group Marketing Manager
Nikken Kosakusho Europe Ltd
Precision House
Maugham Way
Rotherham, S61 4RL

Tel: 01709 366306

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Note for Editors: high resolution product images (with clipping paths) are available on request along with PDF copies of the TiTAN X-TREME catalogue.