Allied Machine & Engineering, a leading manufacturer of holemaking and finishing solutions, will highlight 4TEX, their newest indexable carbide drill, at WESTEC in booth #2145 from September 24th – 26th 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 company shares that the drill outperforms other 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 1.6 times larger than typical IC drills improving chip removal. The additional flute space coupled with dual twisted coolant outlets increases penetration rates by enhancing coolant flow and generating superior chip evacuation in holemaking processes.
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 is ideal for making shallow 2xD, 3xD, and 4xD holes in the 0.472” – 1.850” (12mm – 47mm) range. The IC drills are stocked in both imperial and metric shanks with standard fractional diameters, as well as every ½ mm diameter up to 26mm and every 1 mm up to 47 mm assuring fast delivery.
Allied Machine differentiates itself from other cutting tool manufacturers by focusing solely on holemaking and finishing. For more information on 4TEX or other holemaking and hole finishing solutions, visit www.alliedmachine.com.
About Allied Machine & Engineering:
Allied Machine & Engineering is a leading manufacturer of holemaking and finishing tooling systems. Allied devotes its advanced engineering and manufacturing capabilities to creating the widest selection of value-added tooling available to metal-cutting industries around the world. Our tooling solutions deliver the lowest cost per hole in a wide range of drilling, reaming, threading, boring, and burnishing applications.
Located in Dover, Ohio, Allied’s precision holemaking technologies provide end users worldwide with the highest level of drill performance. Precision engineering and expert application support make Allied the first and best choice for solving complex metal-cutting challenges.