The customer manufactures components for the military industry. The contractor was tasked with drilling and boring large holes into 4150 steel (30 Rc) using a Mazak slant bed lathe with soluble coolant.
The customer needed a new solution that would increase the drilling speed of these large holes.
The solution of the T-A® GEN2 and the Opening Drill® successfully increased the speed of the hole making process. The solution also decreased cycle time for the customer.
||Opening Drill & T-A GEN2
The T-A GEN2 and the Opening Drill
- Opening Drill Holder: OP4-1L-SS2.0
- Indexable Inserts: OP-05T308-H
- T-A GEN2 Insert: 457H-0400
||0.005 IPR (0.127 mm/rev)
||0.008 IPR (0.203 mm/rev)
||0.004 IPR (0.102 mm/rev)
||0.5 IPM (12.7 mm/min)
||1.3 IPM (33.020 mm/min)
||2.8 IPM (71.12 mm/min)
||1 hr 26 min
||10 min 27 sec
The T-A GEN2 and the Opening Drill provided:
- 88% cycle time decrease
- Decreased costs
- Increased speed