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ASC 320
Components: ASC 320® 
Code:
3002
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The Challenge

The customer manufactures components made from 1045 steel using an Okuma vertical machining center with 1000 PSI (69 bar) and through tool water based coolant.

The customer needed to reduce cycle time and improve tool life.

The ASC 320 didn’t just accomplish the customer’s goal, it obliterated it.
 

Product: ASC 320
Objectives: (1) Decrease cycle time
(2) Increase tool life
Industry: Heavy equipment
Part: Components
Material: 1045 Steel
Hole Ø: 0.238" (6.045 mm)
Hole Depth: 1.300" (33.02 mm)

 
The Solution
The ASC 320
  • 390M06050A21M
Measure Competitor ASC 320
RPM 1000 3000
Feed Rate 0.003 IPR (0.0762 mm/rev) 0.006 IPR (0.152 mm/rev)
Penetration Rate 3 IPM (76.2 mm/min) 18 IPM (457.2 mm/min)
Cycle Time 26 sec 4.3 sec
Tool Life 48 holes 2000 holes
ASC 320 offered 64% cost per hole savings compared to competitor tooling.

 
The Advantages
The ASC 320 provided: 
  • 64% cost per hole savings
  • Increased tool life
  • Decreased cycle time