ASC 320
Aerospace Fittings: ASC 320® 
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The Challenge

The customer is manufacturing aerospace fittings made from stainless steel. They are using a Nakamura-Tome with a Valcool semi-synthetic coolant.

In order to outperform their competition, the customer needed to reduce the cost of production.

The ASC 320 drill not only provided substantial cost savings, but it also improved the hole quality.

Product: ASC 320
Objective: Reduce cost of production
Industry: Aerospace
Part: Aerospace fittings
Material: Stainless steel

The Solution
The ASC 320:
  • 335E04219A21M
Measure Competitor ASC 320
RPM 1500 1800
Speed 165 SFM (50.292 M/min) 198 SFM (60.350 M/min)
Feed Rate 0.003 IPR (0.0762 mm/rev) 0.0045 IPR (0.114 mm/rev)
Cycle Time 27 sec 15 sec

The Advantages
The ASC 320 provided:
  • 44% cycle time decrease
  • Increased tool life
  • Decreased cost per part