ASC 320
Jaws Component: ASC 320® 
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The Challenge

A customer is manufacturing and maintaining equipment for the oilfield industry. The specific part being machined is a component of the jaws that screws pipe together on an oil rig and is being made out of high strength alloy. They are using a Mazak VMC with 1000 PSI (69 bar) coolant through the tool to produce their products.

Seeking to improve their production process, the customer wanted to reduce cycle time and decrease cost of production.

The ASC 320 reduced cycle time, which allowed the customer to increase both profits and shop capacity.


Product: ASC 320
Objective: (1) Decrease cycle time
(2) Decrease production cost
Industry: Oil & gas/petrochemical
Part: Jaws component for pipes
Material: High strength alloy
Hole Ø: 0.5" (12.7 mm)
Hole Depth: 4.7" (119.38 mm)

The Solution
The ASC 320
  • 390E05000A21M
Measure Competitor ASC 320
Speed 90 SFM (27.432 M/min) 200 SFM (60.96 M/min)
Feed Rate 0.004 IPR (0.102 mm/rev) 0.010 IPR (0.254 mm/rev)
Cycle Time 109.54 sec 18.43 sec
Tool Life 447" (11,353.8 mm) 484" (12,293.6 mm)

The Advantages
The ASC 320 provided:
  • 83% cycle time decrease
  • Increased tool life
  • Production cost savings