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Farnell, Jabil Cutting Tools ink global distribution pact

23rd February 2022
Beatrice O'Flaherty

Farnell, an Avnet Company and global distributor of electronic components, products and solutions, has signed a worldwide distribution agreement with Jabil Cutting Tools.

Customers globally can now access an in-stock range of industry-leading cutting tools available for fast delivery. Jabil is recognised as a powerhouse in electronics manufacturing, and this is the first time the company has offered products through high service distribution.

Farnell is now stocking a range of products available for fast delivery from Jabil, such as the long-lasting high precision DK20004JS End Mill for mold steel. The DK20004JS is an ideal cutting solution for finishing and fine machining Mold Steel HRC 50±2 material used in industrial manufacturing operations. The cutter has a flute diameter 2mm tolerance +0/ -0.01mm with radius tolerance of ±0.01mm and a shank diameter of 4mm and a total length of 45mm. Jabil in-house coating capability extends the cutter’s lifespan and performance.

DK01001ZO CBN ball endmill is another solution for high quality surface machining and high precision for mold steel HRC 50-68, the tool has a flute diameter 1mm with tolerance +0/-0.01mm and radius 0.5mm with tolerance ±0.003mm. Shank diameter 4mm and total length of 50mm.

James McGregor, Global Head of Test, Tools and Production Supplies at Farnell, said: “Jabil is a huge player in the market and new to the high service distribution space. We are delighted they have partnered with Farnell, and are excited to bring their exceptional range of precision cutting tools for advanced manufacturing to our customers globally.”

Jabil products have been used in advanced manufacturing operations for decades, serving key markets including automotive, smart home, defence and aerospace, energy, industrial and building, healthcare, packaged goods, networking, photonics, transportation and more. Jabil specialises in the development of high-quality products and components that are combined with the latest automation process technologies to create high precision tools with a guaranteed long lifespan. The company’s innovative designs are optimised for performance and manufacturability and can be customised for rapid prototyping to accelerate new product development.

Farnell offers a full range of market-leading test, tools and production supplies from stock to support electronic design and test, with no minimum order value and an educational discount programme. Customers have free access to online resources, data sheets, applications notes, videos, webinars and podcasts with excellent customer and technical support available 24/5 in local language.

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