Revolution Drill
Steel Part: Revolution Drill® 
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The Challenge

The customer is machining a steel component made from H13 using a horizontal Okuma L106 lathe with 200 PSI (13.79 bar) internal coolant.

The customer was unhappy with the long cycle times and short tool life. They needed a better solution to solve these issues.

The Revolution Drill® provided good chip formation and could drill the hole without adding time for pecking cycles

Product: Revolution Drill
Objectives: (1) Decrease cycle time
(2) Increase tool life
Industry: Tool, mold, & die
Part: Steel component
Material: H13
Hole Ø: 1.96" (49.784 mm)
Hole Depth: 5.9" (149.86 mm)

The Solution
The Revolution Drill
  • Drill holder:  R34X35-40M
  • Drill inserts:  OP-05T308-H
Measure Competitor Indexable Drill Revolution Drill
RPM 900 1000
Feed Rate 0.002 IPR (0.051 mm/rev) 0.004 IPR (0.102 mm/rev)
Penetration Rate 1.8 IPM (45.72 mm/min) 4.0 IPM (101.6 mm/min)
Cycle Time 3 min 17 sec 1 min 28 sec
Tool Life 6 holes 15 holes
Pecking Cycle Yes No

The Advantages
The Revolution Drill provided:
  • Eliminated pecking cycles
  • 55% savings in process and through-put time
  • Nearly 3X the tool life