Revolution Drill
Turrets: Revolution Drill® 
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The Challenge

The customer manufactures turrets made from A36 structural steel using a Giddings & Lewis horizontal machining center MC60 with high pressure flood coolant.

To improve production, the customer needed to reduce the cost of this drilling operation.

The Revolution Drill® accomplished the cusomer’s needs by reducing cycle time and increasing tool life.

Product: Revolution Drill
Objective: Decrease cost per part
Industry: Heavy equipment
Part: Turrets
Material: A36 structural steel
Hole Ø: 2.1" (53.34 mm)
Hole Depth: 2.5" (63.5 mm)

The Solution
The Revolution Drill
  • Drill holder: R36X22-150L
  • Drill inserts: Op-05T308-H
Measure Competitor Tooling Revolution Drill
RPM 100 825
Feed Rate 0.010 IPR (0.254 mm/rev) 0.003 IPR (0.073 mm/rev)
Penetration Rate 1.0 IPM (25.4 mm/min) 2.475 IPM (62.865 mm/min)
Cycle Time 5 min 1 min
Tool Life 15 holes 22 holes
The Revolution Drill offered 57.61% cost per part savings over the competitor tooling.

The Advantages
The Revolution Drill provided:
  • Reduced cost per part
  • Decreased cycle time by 80%
  • Increased tool life