Need a solution with better tool life?
Our customer was machining engine block parts from ductile cast iron in a production cell. The replaceable tip drill they were using wasn't providing the results they needed, so they began searching for a tooling solution that would decrease machine downtime and increase productivity.
The customer tested the T-A Pro High Penetration Replaceable Insert Drill using the “K” (cast iron) geometry insert with Allied’s multilayer TiAlN coating that provides increased abrasion resistance and tool life. The T-A Pro performed better than the customer had hoped.
Using the T-A Pro not only provided substantial tool life improvements, but it also improved the penetration rate. The previous tooling had a tool life of 1700 holes, but the T-A Pro increased that life to 3400 holes. The T-A Pro also increased penetration rates by 30%. This allowed the customer to increase their productivity.
The bottom line: Our customer had large savings per year with massive improvements in throughput. The advantage of the T-A Pro allowed our customer to achieve their tooling goals.
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||(1) Decrease machine downtime
(2) Increase productivity
||Ductile cast iron
||0.6299" (16.00 mm)
||9.50" (241.30 mm)
T-A Pro High Penetration Replaceable Insert Drill
- Drill holder, 15xD length: HTA0C15-75C
- Drill inserts, K geometry (cast iron): TAK0-16.00
||Replaceable Insert Drill
||T-A Pro™ Drill
||300 SFM (91.44 M/min)
||345 SFM (105.156 M/min)
||0.008 IPR (0.203 mm/rev)
||0.0092 IPR (0.234 mm/rev)
|| 14.55 IPM (369.57 mm/min)
||19.25 IPM (488.95 mm/min)
The cast iron TiAlN coated T-A Pro insert provided:
- Doubled tool life
- Decreased machine downtime
- Increased productivity
- 30% increased penetration rate
- Increased tool savings per year