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ASC 320
Aerospace Fittings: ASC 320® 
Code:
3001
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The Challenge
The customer manufactures aerospace fittings made from stainless steel. They use a Nakamura-Tome with a Valcool semi-synthetic coolant.

Tool used: Guhring drill (3xD 5510 Series)
  • 1500 RPM
  • 0.003 IPR
  • 165 SFM
  • Cycle time = 27 seconds
In order to outperform their competition, the customer needed to reduce the cost of production.
The Solution
Allied recommended the ASC 320 solid carbide drill.

Tool used: ASC 320 drill 27/64" 3.5xD (item 335E04219A21M)
  • 1800 RPM
  • 0.0045 IPR
  • 198 SFM
  • Cycle time = 15 seconds
The Advantages
The ASC 320 drill not only provided substantial cost savings, but it also improved the hole quality.
  • Reduced cycle time from 27 seconds to 15 seconds
  • Exceeded the tool life of the Guhring drill
  • Increased production by 100,000 parts per year
  • Saved $0.25 per part for an annual savings of $25,000