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Modular Drill Platform for Machining Stainless Steel and Super Alloys

The MS geometry insert for the TDMX modular drill platform provides increased stability when drilling stainless steels and super alloys.

The TDMX modular drill features a double angle pocket seat design and a flanged shank that provides increased flexibility and stability.

WIDIA has released a new MS geometry insert for the TOP DRILL Modular X (TDMX) drill.

With the MS geometry expansion, the TDMX platform now offers three material-specific inserts, broadening the platform's application capabilities to include inclined entry and exit, stacked plates and cross-hole drilling in stainless steel, super alloys, steel and cast iron materials. It is engineered to meet stability and reliability requirements for general engineering and energy machining operations.

"In a recent customer test, the TDMX body, paired with the new MS geometry insert, achieved a 60% increase in tool life versus competing solutions while machining a 13-8 Hyper Chrome 110 KSI workpiece material at 3XD with a cutting speed of 75 m/min," said a company spokesperson.

The drill's X-shaped pocket and tapered seat provide stability in challenging applications while making it easy to change out the insert without disassembling the body from the holder, according to the company. "These key design features reduce unstable cutting conditions experienced with other drills commonly available in the market today, while enabling higher penetration rates and reducing overall machine set-up times and costs," said the spokesperson.

All three inserts can be reground to extend the life of the tool. TDMX is available in imperial and metric sizes in 1.5xD, 3xD, 5xD, 8xD, 12xD and diameter ranges 16 mm to 40 mm.

For more information contact:

WIDIA Products Group

1600 Technology Way

P.O. Box 231

Latrobe, PA 15650


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