Engine Block Mold: GEN2 T-A 
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The Challenge

The customer is manufacturing engine block molds out of H13 tool steel for the automotive industry. They are using a Mazak 7550 VMC with 300 PSI (20.684 bar) through tool coolant to produce the parts.

The customer asked Allied Machine to find a way to reduce cycle time and decrease the cost of production.

The results were outstanding. The GEN2 T-A completely eliminated regrinds and significantly lowered the overall cost of production.

Product: GEN2 T-A
Objective: (1) Decrease cycle time
(2) Decrease cost of production
Industry: Automotive
Part: Engine block mold
Material: H13 tool steel

The Solution
The GEN2 T-A drilling system
  • Holder: 29000S-075L
  • Insert: 450H-15
Measure Competitor GEN2 T-A
RPM 1600 809
Feed Rate 0.0006 (0.015 mm/rev) 0.007 IPR (0.178 mm/rev)
Cycle Time 14 min 34.8 sec 2 min 28.2 sec
Tool Life 35 holes 35 holes
The GEN2 T-A offered 79.03% cost per hole savings over the competitor tooling.

The Advantages
The GEN2 T-A drilling system provided:
  • 83% cycle time decrease
  • Decreased cost per hole
  • Eliminated regrinds