Allied Machine Features Newest IC Drill, 4TEX, at WESTEC 2019

4TEX outperforms others in drilling high-temperature alloys and stainless steels.

Allied Machine & Engineering highlights 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.

 
The 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. Two twisted coolant outlets, coupled with the additional flute space, increase 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.

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