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Revolution Drill
Turrets: Revolution Drill® 
Code:
6012
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The Challenge
The customer manufactures turrets made from A36 structural steel using a Giddings & Lewis horizontal machining center MC60 with high pressure flood coolant.

Tools used:
  • HSS twist drill
  • Komet twin bore tool
Process:
  • Hole diameter =2.1" (53.34mm)
  • Hole depth = 2.5" (63.5mm)
  • 100 RPM
  • .010 IPR (0.25 mm/rev)
  • 1.0 IPM ( 25.4 mm/min)
  • Tool life = 15 holes
  • Cycle time = 5 minutes
  • Cost per part = $10.71
To improve production, the customer needed to reduce the cost of this drilling operation.
The Solution
Allied recommended the Revolution Drill.

Tool used: Revolution Drill holder (R36X22-150L) with insert (item OP-05T308-H)
  • 825 RPM
  • .003 IPR (0.076mm/rev)
  • 2.475 IPM (62.87 mm/min)
  • Tool life = 22 holes
  • Cycle time = 1 minute
  • Cost per part = $4.54
The Advantages
The Revolution Drill accomplished the cusomer's needs by reducing cycle time and increasing tool life.
  • Reduced cost per hole from $10.71 to $4.54
  • Decreased cycle time by 80%
  • Total cost savings = 57.6%