Allied Machine Announces New 4TEX™ Drill Engineered for Toughest Jobs

The newest innovation from Allied provides higher penetration rates than standard twist drills for light duty machines. According to product manager Jamie Rosenberger, industries working with a variety of materials - especially aerospace and energy industry applications - will benefit from the superior chip formation as well as excellent performance in making interrupted cuts.

Dover, OH - Allied Machine & Engineering, a leading manufacturer of holemaking and finishing tooling systems, announces the new 4TEX drill, ideal for making shallow 2xD, 3xD, and 4xD holes in the 12-47 mm (.472" - 1.850") range. Industries working with a variety of materials - especially aerospace, heavy equipment, automotive, and energy industry applications - will benefit from the excellent chip formation provided by the 4TEX drill's unique geometries. The drill is also a great choice for making interrupted cuts or drilling on an incline or angled surface. The new design means certain operations can be performed without having to first mill the surface.


The 4TEX drill's single effective cutting edge provides higher penetration rates than standard twist drills for light duty machines. The center coolant outlet was eliminated to increase the drill's core strength in this design, resulting in improved hole size and straightness. Instead, dual twisted coolant outlets were added to improve hole straightness and penetration rates by enhancing coolant flow and superior chip evacuation. Insert geometries for standard ISO material categories improve hole quality and penetration rate while eliminating issues from chips wrapping the tool.

4TEX inserts are 4-sided, lowering customers' cost per hole. The unique insert shape improves surface finish, hole diameter, and hole straightness by providing a superior balanced cut compared to ISO inserts. The drills will be stocked in both imperial and metric shanks with standard fractional diameters, as well as every ½ mm diameter up to 26mm and every 1mm up to 47mm so customers can be assured of fast delivery.

Industries working with a variety of materials - especially aerospace, heavy equipment, automotive, and energy industry applications - will benefit from the excellent chip formation provided by the 4TEX drill's unique geometries. It is also a great choice for making interrupted cuts including entering and exiting on an angled surface, enabling certain operations to be performed without milling the surface first.

For more information on the new 4TEX drills, please call us at 1.330.343.4283 or visit www.alliedmachine.com/4TEX.

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 create 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.

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