The customer manufactures aerospace fittings made from stainless steel. They use a Nakamura-Tome with a Valcool semi-synthetic coolant.
Tool used: Guhring drill (3xD 5510 Series)
- 1500 RPM
- 0.003 IPR
- 165 SFM
- Cycle time = 27 seconds
In order to outperform their competition, the customer needed to reduce the cost of production.
Allied recommended the ASC 320 solid carbide drill.
Tool used: ASC 320 drill 27/64" 3.5xD (item 335E04219A21M)
- 1800 RPM
- 0.0045 IPR
- 198 SFM
- Cycle time = 15 seconds
The ASC 320 drill not only provided substantial cost savings, but it also improved the hole quality.
- Reduced cycle time from 27 seconds to 15 seconds
- Exceeded the tool life of the Guhring drill
- Increased production by 100,000 parts per year
- Saved $0.25 per part for an annual savings of $25,000