Connector: Original T-A® 
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The Challenge

The customer manufactures components for the aerospace industry using a Mori Seiki lathe with a bar feeder running with 300 PSI (20.684 bar) oil coolant. They are machining aerospace connectors made from 6061-T6 aluminum.

Unsatisfied with this procedure, the customer needed to increase tool life and complete the entire drilling process in one operation.

The Original T-A completed the process in one operation and provided significant cost-saving advantages for the customer.

Product: Original T-A
Objective: Increase tool life
Industry: Aerospace
Part: Connector
Material: 6061-T6 aluminum
Hole Ø: 1.4375" (36.513mm)
Hole Depth: 6.0" (152.4mm)

The Solution
The Original T-A Drill
  • Holder: 23030S-150L
  • Insert: 1C23A-0114
Measure Competitor Original T-A
RPM 3000 3000
Speed 1129 SFM (344.119 M/min) 1129 SFM (344.119 M/min)
Feed Rate 0.012 IPR (0.305 mm/rev) 0.022 IPR (0.559 mm/rev)
Penetration Rate 36 IPM (914.4 mm/min) 66 IPM (1676.4 mm/min)
Cycle Time 45 sec 10.5 sec
Tool Life 1250 holes 10500 holes

The Advantages
The Original T-A provided:
  • 23% cycle time decrease
  • Lowered the cost of production
  • Increased tool life