WNT HSS-E-PM UNI series drills fill gap between conventional HSS drills and solid carbide

The HSS-E-PM UNI series of powder metallurgy HSS drills extends WNT’s range of high speed steel (HSS) drills, with the new drills designed to fill the gap between conventional HSS drills and solid carbide, particularly on high alloy, high strength steels in medium batch quantities.

While cutting data is dependent on the component material and the tool set-up, including use of the correct toolholders, typically the HSS-E-PM drills will run at between 10 and 50 m/min surface speed.

The HSS-E-PM UNI series of drills is currently available in a diameter range from 1 through to 14 mm, with many incremental steps in between. Each drill is manufacture with a minimum 3xD flute length and, depending on diameter, up to 5xD. The drills are subject to WNT’s normal stocking criteria, meaning that if ordered before 6:30 pm they will be guaranteed for delivery the next working day, before noon for the majority of UK addresses.

The powder metallurgy used in the creation of the HSS-E-PM UNI drills ensures a uniform microstructure, which when combined with the high cutting edge stability and overall drill design featuring relief grinding, leads to enhanced process security. Performances is further enhanced by use of a universal PVD-TiN coating that provides heat and wear resistance in both low and higher speed cutting applications.

Says Tony Pennington, UK & Ireland managing director: “This gap between conventional HSS drills and solid carbide has now been filled with the HSS-E-PM UNI series, ensuring WNT customers can maximise productivity, whatever their drilling application.”