The Model SDF57 assembly has an outside diameter of 71.8mm and allows users of 75mm face mills to access up to 500mm of reach, the longest tool assembly in the industry using standard components.

Manufacturers using face mills in the aerospace, oil and gas and even construction industries will see the most opportunity for this new tool holder.

Despite the remarkable reach capabilities of the Smart Damper face mill holders, the system demonstrates extremely quiet, vibration-free milling, even with long-projection assemblies. The integral design of the Smart Damper shortens the distance from the damping mechanism to the cutting edge. This produces higher damping effects upon the tool assembly, minimising chatter and vibration.

This provides improved surface finishes and material removal rates whilst prolonging the performance of the cutting edges. The new Smart Damper face mill holder from ITC is now available for BBT50, BCV50 and HSK-A100 shank styles.