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Yes, all inserts within a series are interchangeable in holders of the same series.
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All T-A® series Y, Z, 0, 1, and 2 inserts are sold in two-piece packages. Series 3 and larger are sold in single quantities. Reference the T-A® Drill Insert Nomenclature under the "Technical Information" section on the T-A® product page for series identification.
The drill insert range for each series 0.5, 1.5 or 2.5 holder is shown in the holder section of the T-A® Drilling Products section (A30) in the catalog. Insert diameters specific to half series holders are also listed in the T-A® insert tables.
It depends on the application of the tool. Standard holders with a Morse taper shank have a seat for an RCA. If the tool is being used in a rotating application and the customer needs to provide coolant flow from an external coolant line, then an RCA is required.
Yes, every chance we get! A Guaranteed Tool Test application (click here for form) must be submitted prior to testing to ensure the test environment is properly specified. After reviewing the customer’s information, Allied’s Engineering Department will recommend speeds and feeds before the tools are shipped for testing. Allied requires a comprehensive test report after tool tests are completed, regardless of results.
No, peck drilling can be utilized if necessary. A lack of chip control or difficulties with chip evacuation due to low coolant pressure or volume indicates peck drilling may be required. However, Allied offers a wide variety of tool geometries to provide chip formation in a wide variety of materials, eliminating the need for peck drilling in most applications.
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Reaming challenges like hole straightness, poor surface finish, and bell-mouthed holes are typically caused by incorrect alignment. The radial adjusting modular system is an excellent solution to improve your alignment within 0.0004" (0.01mm)
Switching from carbide to high-speed steel (HSS) drill inserts or choosing the right grade of carbide will do both while also optimizing and lowering costs during short run or small batch operations
Try moving to more wear resistant tooling substrates of carbide or CBN if rigidity is ideal. Pair these with abrasion and high heat resistant coatings designed for cutting tools.
Choose indexable carbide drills. Since indexable carbide drills do not have an angled point, this style of tool is able to machine on an uneven surface without a spotface. For best results, decrease your feed by a minimum of 50% until the full diameter is captured. Once fully engaged, the feed rate can achieve 100% of the recommended feed rate.
Machining large diameters in high-alloy steels can be difficult on smaller machines. Use indexable carbide drills to reduce power consumption and easily produce large holes in these materials. Utilizing replaceable tip inserts on larger machines with low spindle speed but high power and thrust will allow you to take advantage of higher feed rate capabilities.
The thread mill can offer wide versatility as long as a machine has the ability to helically interpolate. You can use the same tool to create different sized threads if the pitch is the same, left or right-handed threads, and internal or external threads in many cases. Using the machine's cutter compensation, a thread's major diameter can easily be altered to produce precise threads. Tool life is increased over common tapping because wear can be compensated when using thread mills.
Heat generated in non-ferrous materials like copper and brass can make holding tight tolerances difficult due to their elastic properties. Understanding the material type you are drilling is key. Typical brass is relatively easy to machine and has a forgiving operating window; whereas, copper can require tools to run at higher speeds and very low feeds to combat material shrinkage during the cut. As new copper alloys are developed using elements such as nickel, lower cutting speeds paired with reduced feed rates may be required.
It is not a secret that polycrystalline diamond tooling (PCD) is higher priced than solid carbide tooling, but PCD can offer tighter tolerances, longer tool life, more consistent results and better quality surface finish in holes.
Consistently making straight, deep holes within tolerance requires a bit of symphony. Assure your tool holding, work holding, cutting tool, TIR (total indicator runout), and coolant are all optimal. If any of these factors are subpar, achieving necessary tolerances will be difficult.
When boring stainless steel, we suggest trying our carbide grade Wohlhaupter® insert with multilayered PVD coating and 192 geometry.
When boring, feed rate is dependent on the stock removal, insert nose radius, and the material being machined. In regard to drilling, optimal feed rate is results dependent. In terms of drills, feed rate can impact hole size, chip formation, and surface finish. You can use it to balance penetration rate, chip evacuation, and tolerance requirements to suit your needs. Our wide array of insert geometry options can provide the solution required for any application.
We offer a variety of machining tool kits including boring tools, burnishing tools, and port/thread milling tools. Our Wohlhaupter®, AccuPort, and AccuThread® kits provide the flexibility and cost savings you need.
Our Wohlhaupter® VarioBore has a diameter range of 0.4mm-152mm.
Yes, our Wohlhaupter® precision boring tools are very flexible and many are able to reverse machine by mounting the reverse machining insert holder onto the serrated tool bodies for roughing applications.
Allied has a wide array of proprietary coatings that be paired with your application to maximize the potential of your Superion® tool.
Allied offers some of the best apps for machinists including Machinist Tool and Solution Hub. These CNC machining resources include a distributor locator, operation manuals, a speed and feed calculator, and access to our online tools: Insta-Quote®, Insta-Code®, Boring Insert Selector, Tool MD®, and the T-A Pro® Item Number Generator.
Our NOVITECH™ system is a viscoelastically mounted damping module that reduces vibrations during machining diameters up to 8.070" (205.00mm). Connecting quickly and easily with the MVS connections feature and allowing you to utilize your existing Wohlhaupter® components for versatile tooling setups, the NOVITECH™ allows you to machine up to 10xD.
For deeper bore depths (L:D ratios exceeding 7xD), consider using a smaller nose radius to reduce the amount of radial deflection in deep hole boring applications. Replacing steel components with carbide or heavy metal can also provide a huge benefit in deeper applications, helping to reduce chatter and avoid tool failure.
Drilling holes in wear plates like AR400 or Hardox can be catastrophic to weak cutting edges. Low rake insert geometries provide the strength needed to withstand the high cutting pressures in wear plates (abrasion resistant plates) to prevent cutting edge chipping and overall premature tool failure. Pairing these geometries with high heat resistance coatings and high pressure coolant can extend tool life dramatically.
Edge retention is key to preventing poor hole quality and poor breakout of through holes. To be successful in non-metallic, malleable or gummy materials such as aluminum, always evaluate your cutting tool substrate.