High Penetration Insert Designed for Structural Steel Improves Process Times

Drilling holes in structural steel can present unique challenges, especially when machining through stainless steel plates & beams. Allied launches a replaceable drill insert distinctly engineered to provide longer tool life, better run rates and high-quality holes in structural steel applications. The upgraded carbide insert has been completely redesigned to improve your throughput and cut operational costs by extending life and increasing penetration rates.

Dover, OH - Allied Machine & Engineering, a leading manufacturer of holemaking and finishing tooling systems, announces the release of their newest GEN3SYS® XT Pro high penetration insert designed specifically for beam and plate production in the structural steel market. With an exclusive combination of substrate and multilayer coating, the insert is engineered to withstand the heat generated while drilling in structural steel beams or plates in high production facilities. Optimized in their existing structural steel holders, Allieds high-tech structural steel insert improves chip formation and reduces vibrations creating a higher quality hole.


The unique composition of carbide grade, geometry, and high temp coating are designed to run at or beyond current O.E.M. rates while offering extended tool life. The inserts simplified set up and extended tool life reduces changeover and increases throughput. "During beta testing, customers reported a significant reduction in noise as well as fewer signs of heat." Explains Andrew Pisorn, product manager for Allieds GEN3SYS XT Pro product line. "Weve optimized the design of this particular insert to give machine shops and manufacturers a competitive advantage in structural steel holemaking. From better run rates and fewer tool failures, the stability of this insert provides increased capacity and most importantly increased profit for the customer."

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