The entire special tool design and manufacturing process has been streamlined at Ceratizit. In the first instance, an initial quotation to suit the customer’s application is created within four days. Once that quotation is accepted by the customer and an official order has been placed, the tool is immediately put into production to meet the delivery deadline.

Tools are available in many configurations and diameter ranges and, can be supplied on a diverse range of shanks, including ABS and HSK. Receiving a quotation for a semi-standard tool could not be easier, simply let Team Cutting Tools have a drawing or details of the feature that requires machining and it will create a proposal to provide a tooling solution that can be cutting metal within three working weeks at a price reflecting standard drill prices.

“Everyone machining components is looking to save cycle time where possible,” states Tony Pennington, managing director, Ceratizit UK & Ireland. “Combination tools are one of the most effective ways of reducing cycle times, but the associated cost and lead times have been a significant barrier to uptake for SMEs. This programme of tools, which has come about since the creation of Team Cutting Tools by the Ceratizit Group, eliminates both those issues and will help customers stay one step ahead of their competition. The guarantee of delivery within three working weeks or a free tool is a win-win situation, and a wager where the customer cannot lose.”