Original T-A
Original T-A
I-Beams: Original T-A® 
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The Challenge

The customer drills I-beams made from A36 structural steel using a Ficep structural beam drilling machine center with mist coolant.

In need of improvements, the customer requested a solution that would provide more tool life from the drill inserts.

The Original T-A structural steel drill easily met the customer’s goal.

Product: Original T-A
Objective: Increase tool life
Industry: Structurl steel/ fabricator
Part: I-beams
Material: A36 Structural steel
Hole Ø: 0.875" (22.225mm)
Hole Depth: 0.4375" (11.113mm)

The Solution
The Original T-A Drill
  • Holder: 25010H-004IS052
  • Insert: 151A-0028-TW
Measure Competitor Original T-A
RPM 650 440
Feed Rate 0.010 IPR (0.254 mm/rev) 0.010 IPR (0.254 mm/rev)
Penetration Rate 6.5 IPM (165.1 mm/min) 4.4 IPM (11.76 mm/min)
Tool Life 20 holes 1500 holes
The T-A offered 89.11% cost per hole savings over the competitor tooling.

The Advantages
The Original T-A provided:
  • 75x tool life increase
  • Decreased cost per hole