Italian-based polycrystalline diamond tooling manufacturer Cruing’s attendance at W6 epitomised the youthful vigour of a company fairly new to the UK market.

Cruing (UK) Ltd’s stand reflected a certain Italian flair and was used to promote two new tools, the Nexus and Aerotech. The company also revealed plans to launch a tool management software system in January 2007, plus a long-term aim to open a UK service centre.

The new tools are designed for high speed and cleaner CNC nesting, as part of Cruing’s Nesting+ tooling programme.

The tungsten alloy head Nexus combines two components to produce a high productivity, full-speed single operation nesting tool, while Aerotech is designed to help a CNC machining centre’s dust extraction system by removing MDF dust and residual material from nested grooves during operation.

Cruing, which opened its UK office two years ago, claims Aerotech can, in certain circumstances, make it unnecessary to have larger extraction systems.

Cruing’s export sales manager Peter Militowsky said the group’s ambitious 35-year-old managing director was looking to make an impact on the woodworking industry worldwide.

“This does not mean Cruing will be number one in terms of size,” said Mr Militowsky. “But I’d like to think we will be number one in diamond tools in the UK in terms of quality and innovation.”