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ASC 320
Humvee Bracket: ASC 320 
Code:
3004
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The Challenge
The customer manufactures components for military Humvee vehicles. The part is a bracket made from high strength alloy steel using a Mazak Nexus 510C VMC running with water soluble coolant.

Tool used: OSG solid carbide drill
  • Hole diameter = 0.4490″
  • Hole depth = 0.75″
  • 766 RPM
  • 90 SFM
  • 0.007 IPR
  • 5.36 IPM
  • Cycle time = 8.5 seconds
  • Tool life = 2,500 holes
Unsatisfied with this production process, the customer needs to decrease the overall costs of the application.
The Solution
Allied recommended the ASC 320 solid carbide drill.

Tool used: ASC 320 drill (item 335M11400A21M)
  • 995 RPM
  • 117 SFM
  • 0.008 IPR
  • 7.96 IPM
  • Cycle time = 5.6 seconds
  • Tool life = 2,500 holes
The Advantages
The increased productivity of the ASC 320 provided the cost savings the customer desired.
  • Decreased cycle time by 34%
  • Total cost savings = $166.40 (32%) per 2,500 holes