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ASC 320
Screen Plates: ASC 320® 
Code:
3013
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The Challenge
The customer manufactures screen plates made from low carbon steel for the aerospace industry. They use a Leadwell VMC with 500 PSI through-tool coolant to produce their products.

Tool used: Sumitomo solid carbide drill
  • Hole diameter = 0.250″
  • Hole depth = 1.20″
  • 6494 RPM
  • 0.007 IPR
  • Cycle time = 1.58 seconds
  • Tool life = 325 holes
The customer needed to increase the tool life and reduce the overall cost of production.
The Solution
Allied recommended the ASC 320 solid carbide drill.

Tool used: ASC 320 drill (item 360E02500821M)
  • 6494 RPM
  • 0.007 IPR
  • Tool life = 400 holes
The Advantages
The ASC 320 increased the tool life and also lowered the cost of production.
  • Increased tool life by 23%
  • Total cost savings = $66.30 or 6.27%