The customer manufactures aerospace gears made from 4340 (28 Rc) using a Mazak Lathe with oil-based water soluble coolant.
The customer realized this process was not optimal, and they contacted Allied for a solution.
The Opening Drill® paid for itself after only 60 parts. The customer also makes a number of aerospace gears from of 15-5 stainless and 4340 (ranging from 1.00” ID to 4.50” ID (25.4 mm to 114.3 mm)), and they plan to utilize the Opening Drill in these additional applications.
The Opening Drill provided:
- 82% cycle time decrease
- Reduced boring passes
- Decreased cost per hole