Indexable carbide drill for high-temp alloys

Indexable carbide drill for high-temp alloys

September 23, 2019

Allied Machine & Engineering Corp.

Allied Machine & Engineering, a manufacturer of holemaking and finishing solutions, will highlight the 4TEX indexable carbide (IC) drill at WESTEC, Booth #2145, September 24-26, 2019 at the Long Beach Convention Center. The 4TEX IC drill is engineered to excel in challenging applications that include interrupted cuts or high temperature alloys and stainless steels. The drill outperforms standard drills by delivering higher penetration rates in light-duty machines.

A unique design increases 4TEX’s core strength to improve hole size and straightness. The flute space of the internal cutting-edge side, where chips often cluster, is 1.6x larger than typical IC drills, improving chip removal. The additional flute space coupled with dual twisted coolant outlets increase penetration rates by enhancing coolant flow and generating superior chip evacuation in holemaking.

4TEX includes four-sided carbide insert geometries optimized for wear resistance. Inserts are available in geometry/coating combinations for all ISO materials including steel, stainless steel, high temperature alloys, non-ferrous, and iron. The distinctive insert shape improves surface finish, hole quality and penetration rates, while eliminating issues from chips winding around the tool.

The 4TEX product line makes shallow 2xD, 3xD, and 4xD holes in the 0.472" to 1.850" (12mm to 47mm) range. The IC drills are stocked in both imperial and metric shanks with standard fractional diameters, as well as every 0.5mm diameter up to 26mm and every 1 mm up to 47mm.