Start achieving more with lessDiscover how to overcome the limitations of high-mix, low-volume production and small-batch work with Universal Drills. Start achieving more with less.
If you're dealing with high-mix, low-volume production efforts or small-batch work, you know that it can be a real challenge. Every project seems to come with its own unique set of requirements and specifications, making it difficult to optimize your drilling processes efficiently. The constraints of cost limits, inventory limits, tool life limits, geometry limits, and machining limits further compound the complexity of the task at hand. But fear not, there is a solution: work with fewer drills and achieve more.
One of the key issues faced by machinists in high-mix, low-volume production scenarios is the need to constantly switch between different drills. Each drill change not only takes time but also increases the risk of errors and inconsistencies. Moreover, managing a large inventory of various drill types and sizes can be a logistical nightmare, especially when storage space is limited. It becomes evident that having to deal with numerous drills can significantly slow down the drilling process and hamper productivity.
High-mix, low-volume production efforts and small-batch work can be a real challenge for machinists. Cost limits, inventory limits, tool life limits, geometry limits, machining limits, and everything else in between.
Limits are everywhere - but what if you embraced the art of more?
It’s time to say no to machining limitations with Universal Drills.
Unleash a versatile, rock-solid range of carbide drilling and threading tools that refuse to settle for second best. Work with fewer drills and achieve more.
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Working with small to medium-sized batches or in a high-mix, low-volume manufacturing environment can mean your tool inventory quickly gets out of hand.
Designed to work with a huge range of materials, you can trust Universal Drills to deliver unwavering performance and lean operations when working with steels, stainless steels and cast irons.
Stop spending money and start saving it. Universal Drills are made for the long haul, featuring a new TiAIN coating.
This coating helps your tools withstand the considerable temperatures produced when working with tougher steels and stainless steels.
Along with high abrasion resistance, toughness and great chip evacuation, manufacturers can expect longer tool life - even when using the same cutting parameters as before.
Nobody likes a time-waster. Universal Drills liberate your tooling inventory from deadwood by undertaking more machining applications.
This means you can stock fewer types of drills, confident in the knowledge that the ones you do have will perform. Plus, Universal Drills are simple to recondition, helping you keep profits safe by avoiding costly regrinding.
Show ‘em who’s boss. Universal Drills fulfil the unwavering performance, tolerances and repeatability your production line demands.
Because, like you, these tools can’t stand laziness. Universal Drills unleash a new level of versatility - helping to fight frustrating tool changeovers, lost time and low-quality work.
Universal Drills have been designed from the ground up to benefit the modern machinist - ensuring versatility and reduced stockholding costs when working with smaller batch sizes.
- Increased tool life
- Withstand higher temperatures
- Find versatile geometries
- Save money on small-batch work
- Work from a comprehensive range
- Swap regrinding for reconditioning
- Applicable across materials and industries
- Guarantee high-quality and repeatable work
Discover game-changing tips that will minimize drill changes, maximize productivity, and empower you to work with fewer drills while achieving great results. Below find two tips, for more download the whitepaper:
- For irregular/rough hole entrance surfaces, use pre-operations, such as milling a flat, or reduce feed by 50% until the drill has reached full cut.
- Drilling a concave part surface requires that the part radius be five times larger than the drill and a reduced feed rate at point of entrance until drill has reached full cut.
Find more useful tips in our White paper
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