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GEN3SYS XT Pro
GEN3SYS XT Pro
AR Upper Receiver: GEN3SYS® XT Pro 
Code:
7504
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The Challenge
The customer is manufacturing AR upper receiver castings for the firearms industry. The parts are made from cast aluminum.

Tool used: Solid carbide twist drill
  • Hole diameter = 0.998” (25.35mm)
  • Hole depth = 4.500” (114.30mm)
  • 1300 SFM (15.67 M/min)
  • 110 IPM
  • Tool life = 2700 holes
  • Cycle time = 0.0246 seconds
  • Cost per hole = $0.215
The customer needed to increase the tool life while maintaining the hole quality, so they asked Allied to test a solution.
The Solution
Allied recommended the GEN3SYS XT Pro High Penetration Drilling System.

Tool used: GEN3SYS XT Pro holder (HXT1024S-100F) and insert (XTN24-25.3)
  • 1300 SFM (15.67 M/min)
  • 110 IPM
  • Tool life = 9,000 holes
  • Cycle time = 0.0103 seconds
  • Cost per hole = $0.103
The Advantages
The GEN3SYS XT Pro drill drastically improved both tool life and cost per hole savings.
  • Increased tool life by 233%
  • Maintained the required hole finish.
  • Lowered the cost-per-hole by 108%