The customer manufactures landing gears made from 4340 alloy steel (269 Bhn) using a Mazak horizontal lathe with water soluble oil coolant. They were opening a 2.125” (53.975 mm) hole to 3.75” (95.25 mm).
To improve production, the customer needed to decrease the cycle time.
The Opening Drill® provided significant time savings. The cost per hole decreased beyond the customer’s expectations.
||Decrease cycle time
||4340 alloy steel, 269 Bhn
The Opening Drill provided:
- 82% cycle time decrease
- Decreased cost per hole
- Eliminated need for multiple passes