40xD drilling now available from Floyd

Now available in the UK from Floyd Automatic Tooling is the latest addition to the CrazyDrill range from Mikron Tool: the CrazyDrill Cool SST-Inox.

Small, deep and fast characterises the new drill, which incorporates internal coolant ducts and a novel geometry and coating for the machining of stainless steels, nickel-based super alloys, and CrCo alloys.
The range includes through-coolant drills in six different working lengths: 6xD, 10xD, 15xD, 20xD, 30xD and 40xD. For machining holes between 1 and 2 mm diameter, the maximum depth available is 20xD. However, from 2 to 6 mm diameter, the entire range can be offered. In addition, there is a short pilot drill for a maximum bore depth of 3xD.
Although drills with spiral coolant ducts are already available in small diameter ranges, many such tools get into trouble with tough-elastic materials or with the poor heat conductivity of super alloys. Here, cooling through conventional round ducts is insufficient, even with high pressure. Premature edge chipping and excessive chip accumulation are typical symptoms that prevent stable drilling.
A new geometry on the CrazyDrill Cool SST-Inox provides a chip-breaking effect at the front that results in short, curved chips, while at the back, an open-flute profile facilitates the evacuation of micro-chips. There is a variant for long drills as they incorporate an open profile and polished flutes to help the easy evacuation of chips from the bore.
Performance and process stability is mainly delivered by cooling the tool via two spiral internal coolant ducts up to the drill tip, while the ducts themselves have the largest possible diameter and are teardrop shaped.
For further information www.floydautomatic.co.uk