A customer is manufacturing and maintaining equipment for the oilfield industry. The specific part being machined is a component for the jaws that screws pipes together on an oil rig. The component is made from high strength alloy. They use a Mazak VMC with 1000 PSI coolant through the tool to produce their products.
Tools used: 0.500″ diameter Jobber length drill and an extended length cobalt drill
- Hole depth = 4.7″ (Jobber)
- 90 SFM (cobalt)
- 0.004 IPR (cobalt)
- Cycle time = 109.54 seconds
- Tool life = 447 inches
Needing to improve the production process, the customer requested a solution to reduce cycle time and decrease the cost of production.
Allied recommended the ASC 320 solid carbide drill.
Tool used: ASC 320 solid carbide drill, 0.500″ diameter (item 390E05000A21M)
- 200 SFM
- 0.010 IPR
- Cycle time = 18.43 seconds
- Tool life = 484 inches
The ASC 320 reduced cycle time, which allowed the customer to increase both profits and shop capacity.
- Reduced cycle time by 83.2%
- Total cost savings = $1,008.22 or 72.96%