An End-user is manufacturing screen plates made out of low carbon steel for the aerospace industry. They are using a Leadwell VMC with 500 PSI through-tool coolant to produce their products.
Previously the customer was using a Sumitomo Solid Carbide Drill running at a speed of 6494 RPM and 0.007 IPR. The drill created a 1.20″ deep hole with a 0.250″ diameter. The drill had a cycle time of 1.58 seconds and a tool life of 325 holes. Looking for improvements, the customer wanted to reduce their cost of production.
AMEC’s Application Engineers recommended the ASC 320® Solid Carbide Drill, item #360E02500821M. They ran the tool at the same speed and feed of 6494 RPM and 0.007 IPR. The results were excellent. The tooling was able to reduce the customer’s cost of production by increasing tool life to 400 holes. The ASC 320® Solid Carbide Solid Drill created a cost savings of $66.30 or 6.27%.
Due to the successful performance of the ASC 320® tool, the customer was able to increase tool life while lowering their cost of production.