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Christmas 2019
PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THE ARRANGEMENTS DETAILED BELOW.
This is a timely reminder to all our clients about our Christmas and New Year activities.

 
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We will be closed from
Friday 20th December 2019 @ 4pm
until Wednesday 1st January 2020
- INCLUSIVE -

We will be re-opening at 830am
on Thursday 2nd January 2020
 
Last Orders & Delivery   During Closure
Please place your orders with us in good time to receive your products before Christmas. Remember our European suppliers will ship their last deliveries in WEEK 51. Last orders will be shipped on Friday 20th December.   During our closure, we will be monitoring emails and answerphone messages. If, however you have an urgent requirement that cannot wait, then please call us on 07919 004134 and we will do our best to help you.
 
 
Please note that many of our suppliers will be closed into the New Year (approx. 5th January),
so if you need anything for when you return to work then please let us know as soon as possible.

 
Riddle of the Month
At the end of each month we will be revealing the answers to each of the riddles in our 2019 calendar. Look below to find out if you were right.

 
DECEMBER  
I come in winter. I cannot see, hear, or feel.
I can’t eat, But you can eat parts of me.
Answer:
 
JANUARY   Until I am measured. I am not known,
yet how you miss me when I have flown.
Answer: Time
 
FEBRUARY  
No matter how little or how much you use me,
you change me every month.
Answer: Calendar
 
MARCH  
Every night I'm told what to do, and each morning
I do what I'm told. But I still don't escape your scold.
 Answer: Alarm Clock
 
APRIL   Three lives have I. Gentle enough to soothe the skin.
Light enough to caress the sky. Hard enough to crack rocks.
Answer: Water
 
MAY   Which seven-letter word contains dozens of letters? Answer: Postbox
 
JUNE   The thunder comes before the lightning; the lightning comes
before the clouds. The rain dries everything it touches.
Answer: Volcano
 
JULY   What flies forever, Rests never? Answer: Wind
 
AUGUST   I have forests but no trees. I have lakes
but no water. I have roads but no car.
Answer: Map
 
SEPTEMBER   I crawl on the earth. And rise on a pillar. Answer: Shadow
 
OCTOBER   What makes a loud noise when changing its jacket.
Becomes larger but weighs less?
Answer: Popcorn
 
NOVEMBER   I am always hungry, I must always be fed.
The finger I lick will soon turn red.
Answer: Fire
Advanced Engineering 2019
Exhibiting for the first time at the Advanced Engineering Show, we would like to invite you to visit our stand at this new and growing event. As specialists in tooling for precision component machining, we will be exhibiting our wide range of tools aimed primarily at the machining of difficult materials like Inconel, Titanium, Super-Duplex Stainless steels etc. Please see below for details of some of the products we will be highlighting at the show.

VISIT US ON STAND H18
30 & 31 October 2019 | NEC, Birmingham

 
Register Attendance Here    
 
Floyd Sectors   Tools for different industries
We are suppliers of precision tooling & equipment to manufacturers of precision components for industries including: Medical, Automotive, Aerospace & Electronics.
 
TOOLS ON SHOW
Zeus Image Zeus Hommel & Keller
We will be showcasing examples of applications that demonstrate the different knurling possibilities available. Another highlight is the new diamond tip burnishing tools and the latest innovations from the Zeus marking tool range.
   
MASA Image MASA Microconic
Our engineers will be on hand to demonstrate The MASA Microconic “game changing” part holding systems for Sub-Spindle applications on Sliding Head machines. The Microconic’s collet system is available in F20, F25 and F37 versions.
 
EVOCUT-Line Image Applitec EVOCUT-Line
Applitec's EVOCUT-Line is suitable for high performance parting and grooving on everything from stainless steel, carbon and alloy steel through to titanium, aluminium alloys, copper, bronze, plastic and more. Offered with four insert widths of 1.5, 2, 2.5 and 3mm that are capable of machining up to a maximum 44mm depth of cut with through coolant holders.
 
Mikron Image Mikron Tool
Floyd first introduced the Mikron Crazy drill to the UK back in 2003, and Mikron have continued to develop their range to meet the needs of machining today’s advanced materials used in the Automotive, Aerospace and Medical industries. A small selection of their high performance drills and end mills will be on display. Come and take a look.
 
Alesa Image Alesa Delta Milling Tools
The new Delta Indexable inserts have 6 ground cutting edges and are mounted tangentially on the milling body with a 20° positive helix angle and completely ground surfaces and angles. The advantages of the delta insert: gain in efficiency due to 6 completely ground cutting edges, positive effect on the spindle load due to the helix angle and the small cutting forces.
 
STOCKIST AND SUPPLIERS OF
Collets | Guide Bushes | Bar Feed Collets | Applitec Swiss Tooling | Schaublin Collet Systems | Ifanger Boring Tools | FLO-Tool Collet Holders | ER Collets | Tap & Die Holders | Back Working Tool Holders | Zeus Knurling, Marking and Burnishing Tools | Mikron Drills & End Mills | Madaula Driven Tools | HEB High Pressure Coolant Hoses and Connectors
All Tools
Star Open House 2019
Floyd Automatic Tooling Ltd are pleased to be invited to join Star Micronics at their Autumn Open House at their facility in Derby. We will be there with some of our latest innovations and look forward to seeing you there.

WHAT TO EXPECT
- The Latest Innovations - Enhance your Business - Networking Opportunities - Meet Industry Experts - Learn about Sliding Head
 
We are pleased to be demonstrating some of our latest technology on these machines;
- STAR SW12 Fully tooled with Applitec Swiss Tooling.
- STAR SR20RIV demonstrating the MASA Microconic Sub Spindle Precision Collet system.
- STAR SR38 Demonstrating the new Applitec EVOCUT-Line parting off tool.
DAILY PRIZES TO BE WON!
As well as a number of exclusive prizes, including a Swiss Hamper from Floyd Automatic!

 
Register Attendance Here    
 
Star Location   Star Event Details
8th-10th October 2019

Running from 9am-6pm
each day

Star Micronics GB
Unit 1 Riverlands Business Park, Raynesway, Derby, DE21 7BZ
 

TOOLS FOR SLIDING HEAD MACHINES
Zeus Image We will be showcasing examples of applications that demonstrate the different knurling possibilities available. Another highlight is the new diamond tip burnishing tools and the latest innovations from the Zeus marking tool range.
MASA Image Our engineers will be on hand to demonstrate The MASA Microconic “game changing” part holding systems for Sub-Spindle applications on Sliding Head machines. The Microconic’s collet system is available in F20, F25 and F37 versions.
INTERESTING FACT:
Floyd Automatic will be turning 30 next year. We have been in the industry for 30 years providing technical support to our customers.
EVOCUT-Line Image Applitec's EVOCUT-Line is suitable for high performance parting and grooving on everything from stainless steel, carbon and alloy steel through to titanium, aluminium alloys, copper, bronze, plastic and more. Offered with four insert widths of 1.5, 2, 2.5 and 3mm that are capable of machining up to a maximum 44mm depth of cut with through coolant holders.
Mikron Image Floyd first introduced the Mikron Crazy drill to the UK back in 2003, and Mikron have continued to develop their range to meet the needs of machining today’s advanced materials used in the Automotive, Aerospace and Medical industries. A small selection of their high performance drills and end mills will be on display. Come and take a look.
 

STOCKIST AND SUPPLIERS OF
Collets | Guide Bushes | Bar Feed Collets | Applitec Swiss Tooling | Schaublin Collet Systems | Ifanger Boring Tools | FLO-Tool Collet Holders | ER Collets | Tap & Die Holders | Back Working Tool Holders | Zeus Knurling, Marking and Burnishing Tools | Mikron Drills & End Mills | Madaula Driven Tools | HEB High Pressure Coolant Hoses and Connectors
All Tools
Citizen Open House 2019
Floyd Automatic Tooling Ltd are pleased to be invited to join Citizen at their Autumn Open House at their facility in Bushey, Hertfordshire. We will be there with some of our latest innovations and look forward to seeing you there.

WHAT TO EXPECT
- Machines in Action - Latest Innovations - Networking Opportunities - Meet Industry Experts
 
Register Attendance Here    
 
Citizen Location   Citizen Event Details
1st-2nd October 2019

Running from 9am-5pm (Tues 1st)
Running from 9am-9pm (Wed 2nd)

Citizen Machinery UK Ltd
1 Park Avenue, Bushey, Hertfordshire, WD23 2DA
 

TOOLS FOR SLIDING HEAD MACHINES
Zeus Image We will be showcasing examples of applications that demonstrate the different knurling possibilities available. Another highlight is the new diamond tip burnishing tools and the latest innovations from the Zeus marking tool range.
MASA Image Our engineers will be on hand to demonstrate The MASA Microconic “game changing” part holding systems for Sub-Spindle applications on Sliding Head machines. The Microconic’s collet system is available in F20, F25 and F37 versions.
INTERESTING FACT:
Floyd Automatic will be turning 30 next year. We have been in the industry for 30 years providing technical support to our customers.
EVOCUT-Line Image Applitec's EVOCUT-Line is suitable for high performance parting and grooving on everything from stainless steel, carbon and alloy steel through to titanium, aluminium alloys, copper, bronze, plastic and more. Offered with four insert widths of 1.5, 2, 2.5 and 3mm that are capable of machining up to a maximum 44mm depth of cut with through coolant holders.
Mikron Image Floyd first introduced the Mikron Crazy drill to the UK back in 2003, and Mikron have continued to develop their range to meet the needs of machining today’s advanced materials used in the Automotive, Aerospace and Medical industries. A small selection of their high performance drills and end mills will be on display. Come and take a look.
 

STOCKIST AND SUPPLIERS OF
Collets | Guide Bushes | Bar Feed Collets | Applitec Swiss Tooling | Schaublin Collet Systems | Ifanger Boring Tools | FLO-Tool Collet Holders | ER Collets | Tap & Die Holders | Back Working Tool Holders | Zeus Knurling, Marking and Burnishing Tools | Mikron Drills & End Mills | Madaula Driven Tools | HEB High Pressure Coolant Hoses and Connectors
All Tools
Happy Retirement!
CelebrateOur dear colleague and friend for many many years, Eric Chamberlain, has decided that it is finally time for him to have a rest and retire.
As of the 25th September 2019 he will begin his long-awaited retirement.
We will be very sad to see such a valued and loved member of our team go, but all of us here at Floyd Automatic
would like to wish Eric a very happy retirement and enjoy lots of wonderful years with his wife Liz and all his family.
 
EMO Hannover 2019
16TH-21ST SEPTEMBER 2019  |  THE WORLD OF METALWORKING

This year, two representatives of Floyd Automatic Tooling we will be attending EMO Hannover 2019 along with other members of the BTMA 'The British Turned Parts Manufacturers Association’.
Richard Floyd and Daniel Pepper will be at the show from 17th to the 19th September and will be happy to introduce you to any of our partners exhibiting at the show for help and advice on the products listed below. Contact Number is 0044 7919 004134

 


Represented in the UK by Floyd Automatic Tooling Ltd
HERE'S WHO TO LOOK OUT FOR..

 
MASA Microconic
Hall 4 - Stand E23
MASA will be exhibiting there “game changing” part holding systems for Sub-Spindle applications on Sliding Head machines at the SCHLENKER Stand. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet Matt Saccomanno, the designer of the Microconic Collet system. Represented in the UK by Floyd Automatic Tooling Ltd, the Microconic’s collet system is available in F20, F25 and F37 versions.
 
Schaublin
Hall 5 - Stand A70
The new chuck for turning will be the highlight of the show and it caters for spindle size A2-5, A2-6 and A2-4. The chuck can accommodate B32 and B45 collets. Schaublin have also started to launch the new HSK-E-25 toolholders for milling with smooth nuts and D collets. You will also get to see the usual products such as F & W Collets, SRS and toolholders.
MASA Tool Image Banner   Schaublin Image Banner
     
Hommel & Keller
Hall 4 - Stand D24
Hommel & Keller will be showcasing examples of applications that demonstrate the different knurling possibilities available. Another highlight is the new diamond tip burnishing tools and the latest innovations from the Zeus marking tool range.
  Wagner
Hall 4 - Stand A17
Wagner Tooling Systems specialises in the production of precision tools for use in the efficient production of external threads and special production stages such as beading, crimping, knurling or rolling-in. Here you will find information about our latest projects, new products and company news.
Zeus Image Banner   Wagner Image Banner
     
Schwanog
Hall 5 - Stand C47
The experts in insertable form tool systems will have all 12 applications they offer on show, including OD Grooving, Solid Carbide Drills, Polygon Turning and Broaching of Serrations.
  Alesa
Hall 5 - Stand A70
Manufacturers of the Award winning Alesa TWIST Coolex, the new Delta Milling program and the Nutex Slotting saws. If you have any milling or slotting applications that you need application advise, then please visit the Alesa stand.
Schwanog Image Banner   Alesa Image Banner
     
Ifanger
Hall 5 - Stand A70
The renowned and now enhanced range of MicroTurn precision internal turning and boring tools with their unique clamping system will be on display. Considered by many as the the best system available on the market.
  Madaula
Hall 5 - Stand G50
Offering a complete range of Live Tooling for CNC Sliding Head Machines (Swiss Type), along with angled heads, high frequency spindles, multi-spindle heads, Madaula can offer you a solution in standard and special applications.
Ifanger Image Banner   Madaula Image Banner
     
Mikron
Hall 3 - Stand H11
Mikron Tool will be displaying their formidable range of high performance drills, mills and chamfering tools. Cutting solutions are their passion. Floyd first introduced the Mikron Crazy drill range back in 2003, and they have continued to develop their range to meet the needs of machining today’s advanced materials used in the Automotive, Aerospace and Medical industries.
   
   




 
Milling Grooves with the Schwanog WEP Tooling System

Milling of grooves is a typical application when machining precision parts. Solid carbide milling cutters are still used, although there are alternatives which significantly reduce both setup times and part costs. Probably the best machining alternative is the Schwanog WEP tooling system with eight insertable tools, each tool carrying 3-cutting edges. The benefits are reduced setup times, lower coating costs, and elimination of the time consuming regrinding process.

No regrinding
I.e., the time-consuming regrinding of solid carbide milling cutters is completely eliminated.

Lower coating costs
Coating costs are significantly lower as only the insertable tools are coated and not the entire tool.

Lower setup costs
Once worn, the 3-edged tool is indexed or exchanged -the cutter body remains in calibrated position.

Maximum flexibility
The cutter body is universal, i.e. with new geometries, only the insertable tools are changed.

Significant cost reduction for family of parts
When manufacturing family of parts, setup times can be significantly reduced due to the universal cutter body.

Reduction of tool balancing times
Tool balancing already takes place directly in the 3D design phase and thus lowers the setup costs on the machine.

We can do both
Generally, we are able to manufacture standard as well as special milling cutter bodies


Schwanog insertable PCD tipped form tools
Today polycrystalline diamonds are widely used for the manufacture of precision parts made from non-ferrous metals and plastics to increase tool life and to reduce part costs. Another decisive factor for using PCD tools is improved surface finish quality.


This leads to five key advantages:

CUTTING SPEEDS
Due to high levels of hardness and wear-resistance, significantly higher cutting speeds up to 2000 m/min or 6,500 SFM can be achieved. This leads to a significant cycle time reduction and results in long-term cost savings.

TOOL LIFE
Due to extremely resistant material characteristics, the use of PCD tools can increase tool life greatly which contributes in part cost reduction as well.

SURFACE FINISH QUALITY
The PCD characteristics also leads to considerably improved surface finish quality of the part as it generates a smooth and scratch-free surface finish.

HIGH REPEATABILITY
The PCD options are available for all current Schwanog systems with a repeatability of < 0.02 mm.

FASTER TOOL CHANGEOVER
Often PCD is brazed onto the entire tool carrier. This leads to enormous and unnecessary downtimes during wear-related tool changeovers as the entire tool must be changed. Using the Schwanog system, PCD is brazed only onto the insertable tip leading to a substantial reduction in changeover times.


Schwanog insertable PCD tipped form tool

 
Highly efficient grooving of implant head profiles!
Grooving instead of single-point turning has become more established in medical applications as well. There are many reasons for it, as shown by the following example:

PREVIOUS PROCESS:
Previously, after turning the thread, the head profile was achieved by single-point turning. The contour of the head was rough-turned using a standard tool. Then the head profile was finished using an ISO insert with a very small cutting edge radius (R 0.2 mm). To achieve a high surface finish quality and to prolong tool life on the ISO insert a very low feed rate was used.

THE SCHWANOG SOLUTION:
The rough-turning was done by a standard insert as in the previous process. The finishing process was achieved while grooving the entire head contour with a SCHWANOG PWP insertable tool.

RESULT:
Due to the grooving process a very high surface finish quality was achieved, while the previously rotational grooves established by the single-pointing process, were greatly minimized. Not only was the head profile produced with absolute process safety, but the Schwanog form tool was also able to reduce the part cycle time significantly.


Schwanog
 
Join us at Citizen
Join us at the opening of Citizen's new showroom and demonstration facitlities.
We will be there from 14th-16th May.



Citizen Building

 
  What to expect
  A chance to see our new permanent display booth in the partner area
  of Citizen’s new facility.

  See our latest tooling innovations for CNC sliding head and fixed head lathes.

  An opportunity to meet members of or our specialist technical team
  and discuss specific applications.
 
  Find us at
  Citizen Machinery UK,
  Narrowboat Way,
  Hurst Business Park, Brierley Hill,
  West Midlands, DY5 1UF
 
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  With a wide range of tools on display in the showroom during the event.
 
 
REGISTER HERE
 
Applitec EVOCUT-Line   Floyd Tools   Microconic by MASA Tool

 
How are Floyd preparing for a No-Deal Brexit?
Many clients have been contacting us to ask this question as they understand that we are fundamentally ‘importers’ of tooling products, and they are naturally concerned that there could be supply issues with essential tooling we provide. Whilst we believe that the UK will not crash out of the EU without a deal, it cannot be 100% ruled out in the light of the current problems in the UK Parliament.

For this reason, we have taken measures to reduce the impact of a No-Deal Brexit on the 31st October 2019, which we have outlined below.

 
IMPORT PROCEDURES
UPS are our principal partner for handling all our imports. Following discussions with them, they have advised that in the very unlikely event of the UK leaving on WTO (World Trade Organisation) rules, they will be able to continue to process incoming goods. With the use of digital (paperless) processing of customs documents they do not anticipate major issues, however services may be delayed in the earlier stages. They cannot comment further at this time. In addition, we have advised all our suppliers who are already very versed in handling orders with countries outside of the EU to be prepared for such changes
 
EXPORT PROCEDURES
As we already export to many countries’ worldwide, we have the expertise to ensure that our shipments to our customers in the Republic of Ireland and other European clients will be processed as efficiently as possible.
 
STOCK
Due to the diverse nature of the tooling products we offer, we will not be increasing our stock of standard tools. This would put unnecessary stress on our facilities in terms of storage and costs. However, we are working closely with clients who have expressed concerns about the supply chain and are working closely with them to ensure supply.

Please do contact us if you have concerns regarding the continuity of supply of any of the tools you currently purchase from us.

Thank you for your attention.
Richard Floyd


 
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