ASC 320® Stainless Steel
 
An End-user is a screw machine shop that manufactures components for numerous industries including the oil field industry, natural gas industry, fluid power industry, and the military. They are using a Citizen-CinCom LS32 CNC Lathe running with 1000 PSI oil coolant to machine a hydraulic fitting made out of 321 stainless steel.
Previously, the customer was using a Mitsubishi Solid Carbide drill running at the following parameters: 2300 RPM, 204 SFM, 0.005 IPR, and 11.50 IPM. The tool drilled a 1.25″ deep hole with a 0.3386″ diameter. The tool had a cycle time of 6.5 seconds and a life of 1800 holes. Looking for improvements, the customer wanted to increase tool life.
 
AMEC's Solution
AMEC suggested the ASC 320® Solid Carbide drill item #RDD4084 running at the recommended parameters of 2300 RPM, 204 SFM, 0.005 IPR, and 11.50 IPM. The tool had a cycle time of 6.5 seconds. The results of the test met the customer’s expectations by increasing tool life to 2200 holes. The customer also lowered their cost of production by 5.4% and saved $18.41.
 
Benefit
The ASC 320® tool succeeded in increasing tool life while also lowering the customer’s cost of production.