ASC 320
Humvee Bracket: ASC 320® 
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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.

Unsatisfied with this production process, the customer needs to decrease the overall costs of the application.

The increased productivity of the ASC 320 provided the cost savings the customer desired.

Product: ASC 320
Objective: Decrease production costs
Industry: Military/ defense
Part: Humvee bracket
Material: High strength alloy steel
Hole Ø: 0.4490" (11.405 mm)
Hole Depth: 0.75" (19.05 mm)

The Solution
The ASC 320
  • 335M11400A21M
Measure Competitor ASC 320
RPM 766 995
Speed 90 SFM (27.432 M/min) 117 SFM (35.662 M/min)
Feed Rate 0.007 IPR (0.178 mm/rev) 0.008 IPR (0.203 mm/rev)
Penetration Rate 5.36 IPM (136.144 mm/min) 7.96 IPM (202.184 mm/min)
Cycle Time 8.5 sec 5.6 sec
Tool Life 2,500 holes 2,500 parts

The Advantages
The ASC 320 provided:
  • 34% cycle time decrease
  • Maintained tool life
  • Decreased costs