The new Cyclone CDA drill is the latest addition to the Cyclone range of high-performance drills from M.A. Ford Europe and is designed to deliver high metal removal and penetration rates when drilling aluminum, non-ferrous metals and related alloys with a Brinell hardness of under 130 HB. According to the manufacturers, the machine deploys new low-thrust point geometry to reduce cutting forces and enable heavier feed rates to be applied whilst also incorporating through coolant as standard to improve chip evacuation in extreme drilling applications. Covering borehole diameters from 3.0 mm to 12.5 mm, the drilling depth of the two-flute tool is 5x the diameter across the range. While the cutting speeds and penetration rates are dependent on individual applications, a 10 mm diameter drill can reportedly achieve figures of 14,000 rpm and a feed rate of more than 7,000 mm/min when drilling aluminum or an aluminum-wrought alloy.
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High-performance drill for aluminum
M.A. Ford Europe is introducing a new high-performance drill especially for machining aluminum, non-ferrous metals and related alloys.
13 Jul. 2017
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