A contract machine shop repairs and maintains equipment for the oilfield industry. They are machining a down hole mud injection tube used in offshore drilling. The tube is made from heat treated alloy steel. They are using a manual lathe running with water soluble oil coolant through the tool with a rotary coolant adapter.
Seeking to improve the production process, the customer needed to reduce the cycle time and decrease the cost of production.
The Original T-A lowered cycle time and increased tool life.
||Decrease cycle time
||Oil & gas/petrochemical
||Mud injector tube
||Heat treated alloy steel
The Original T-A provided:
- 45% cycle time decrease
- Lowered the cost of production
- Increased tool life