Fenn Expands Custom Tool Division

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Fenn expands Custom Tool Division to offer tailor made cutting tool solutions you can depend on.

UK cutting tool manufacturer and distributor Fenn, established in 1982, has recently made a significant investment with the purchase of an Anca MX7 machine and a Robbi Cylindrical Relief Grinding Machine to further strengthen its manufacturing facility and develop it’s Custom Tool Division. The additions bring together a total of 7 Anca C.N.C Tool and Cutter Grinders at the facility.

After launching its manufacturing facility back in 2000 Fenn has seen continued development and growth, their reputation within the industry has been underpinned by the success of its Fetoga Solid Carbide Endmill Range, which recently saw some new introductions in Fenn’s new solid carbide endmill catalogue this July.

Fenn has further strengthened their reputation within the industry with its expanding portfolio of market leading tooling, fully integrated tool management systems, inventory control systems, pre-setting, heat-shrink and balancing systems; all carefully selected to ensure customers receive the very best performance from tooling and systems alike. As sole UK agents for these unique European brands, Fenn is able to offer customers an exclusive product portfolio and supply a complete tooling package for customer projects, from conception through to completion.

Although Fenn boasts an impressive range of products, they understand that many customers may have requests for non-standard, bespoke tools. Fenn’s Custom Tool Division is dedicated to the design and manufacture of special tooling for the more unique applications customers encounter.

Managing Director Martin Fenn explained:

”Fenn is dedicated to proving the support that really matters to our customers. We are always focused on improving customer productivity, whether that entails supplying standard products from our extensive product ranges, or designing bespoke solutions for application specific tooling.

Our Custom Tool Division offers both one-off specials and supply contracts with the most competitive lead times. With the ability to turn around modifications to standard tooling and complete specials within short timeframes, we have built a solid, regular customer base and won supply contracts with some of the UK and Irelands top aerospace component manufacturers.

The introduction of the new Anca and Relief Grinder has allowed us to push production to the next level, and the advancements in software have greatly enhanced the scope of specialised tooling that can be produced in terms of both accuracy and complexity. We have also recently streamlined our standard product ranges, which means we can dedicate even more time to our Custom Tool Division.”

Whether it requests for modifications to standard tooling, such as relief grinding, or the designated manufacturer of non-standard inventory, Fenn’s team of Technical Engineers and Manufacturing Personnel, will create quality bespoke solutions to meet customer specific requirements.

Providing innovative cutting geometries and coating technologies is at the forefront of Fenn’s service, with the emphasis on providing effective manufacturing solutions to a wide range of industries such as: Aerospace, Medical, General Engineering, Power Generation, Defence, Oil & Gas, Automotive, Composite and Motorsport. Fenn’s manufacturing facility is set up to accommodate applications ranging up to 32mm in solid carbide and caters for a broad scope of requirements in standard, long and extra long in both roughing and finishing forms, including coolant feed applications in various flute configurations. As an ISO 9001 Certified company Fenn is dedicated towards quality management and offers customers full documentation support, including drawings and inspection reports which are available as standard.

Fenn also offers customers flexibility with their Fast Track service for the quick turnaround of specials where tooling can be delivered to customers within 48 hours, subject to the application. Fenn also works closely with selective coating companies who offer tailored logistic services to meet customer demands allowing a swift turnaround for most coating requirements.

Along side their Custom Tool division, Fenn also offers customers a regrind service to help customers achieve maximum tool life and deliver significant cost reductions. They also offer an efficient carbide recycling service, which can be tailored to meet individual needs.

With full UK and Ireland coverage and an ever-expanding team of field Technical Sales Engineers, backed by an internal Technical Department and Customer Service Team, Fenn offers customers a service they can really rely on.

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