Marlor Tooling has invested in the latest Sodick K3HN small hole EDM to help meet rising demand for cutters featuring integral coolant holes. Installed by Sodi-Tech EDM, the machine has helped reduce lead-time from weeks to days, and ensured the company continues to meet the stringent quality demands of blue chip customers in the aerospace and automotive sectors.
Marlor is no ordinary cutting tool manufacturer – everything the company produces is non-standard, typically supplied in batches of 1 to 1000-off. “We mainly produce milling cutters and drills, predominantly for aerospace and automotive customers, but also some for the oil industry,” states Technical Director Jonathan Forsyth. “We are seeing increasing demand to produce carbide cutting tools featuring integral coolant feed holes. Many of our customers, particularly in aerospace, are faced with machining tough materials such as heat-resistant super alloys, and tools with internal coolant can extend tool life by a factor of three.”