MORE THAN SUPPLIES: CONSULTATIVE SALE SAVES THOUSANDS ON SINGLE APPLICATION

Overall cost savings are $9,600 annually on this application.

A slow economy and increasing competition required this company to reduce its manufacturing costs. The company has an application in which it produces 30,000 parts requiring a .217 hole drilled 1" deep. The original method used a high-speed steel jobber drill at a cost of $1.50 each, with life expectancy of 300 holes and a cycle time of 24.6 seconds per part. Using a machine time of $60 per hour, total machining costs were $12,900 to produce the 30,000 holes.

Jergens Industrial Supply was called on to consult. Their recommended solution was a Titex Coolant Fed Carbide Drill.

With the new drill in place, cycle time has been reduced to 3.6 seconds per part; life expectancy increased to 1,125 holes per drill and the overall machining costs for the 30,000 holes has decreased to $3,300, by using this $56.78 Titex coolant fed solid carbide drill.