Sutton Tools is an Australian manufacturer of rotary shank cutting tools.
Sutton Tools is an Australian manufacturer of rotary shank cutting tools.

Sutton Tools, an Australian manufacturer of rotary shank cutting tools, says that it has gained market share in the aerospace industry by producing tools using linear motor technology.

‘By really focusing on how we could improve the surface finish, and with the added capabilities of the linear motor, we have created a product that is delivering significant productivity gains for our customers,’ said Jeff Boyd, export manager at Sutton Tools. ‘With our new MX Linear machine, we have seen dramatic improvements in the surface finish of the cutting tools. This change has been achieved by moving away from the traditional ball-screw movement on machines to a linear motor. We conducted a direct comparison as we have ANCA ball-screw grinders and have also experimented with different grinding wheel grades and grinding parameters to ensure we are achieving the best possible finish.’

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