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Revolution Drill
Fuel Transfer Component: Revolution Drill® 
Code:
6006
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The Challenge
The customer manufactures a component for the fuel transfer industry made from 1018. They use a boring mill with water soluble flood coolant. Each part requires 8 drilled holes.

Tools used:
  • Drill
    • Hole diameter = 0.750" (19.05mm)
    • Hole depth = 6" (152.40mm)
  • Kennametal IC drill
    • Hole diameter = 2.5" (63.5mm)
    • 400 RPM
    • 0.009 IPR (0.23mm)
    • 3.6 IPM (91.44 mm/min)
  • Boring bar
    • Hole diameter = 2.8" (71.12mm)
  • Overall
    • Cycle time = 10 minutes
    • Tool life = 75 holes
As their workload increased, the customer needed to speed up operations. They asked Allied for a solution to improve their process and increase throughput.
The Solution
Allied recommended the Revolution Drill.

Tool used: Revolution Drill holder (item R46X22-150L) with inserts (item OP-05T308-H)
  • 800 RPM
  • 0.0035 IPR (0.089 mm/rev)
  • 2.8 IPM (71.12 mm/min)
  • Cycle time = 2 minutes 9 seconds
  • Tool life = 795 holes
The Advantages
The Revolution Drill reduced the number of required tools from 3 to 1. The solution also decreased cycle time and reduced tooling costs.
  • Increased tool life by 10x
  • Reduced cost per hole from $22.43 to $4.14
  • Total cost savings = 82%