Drill Handles High Feed Rates in Difficult Metals


Facebook Share Icon LinkedIn Share Icon Twitter Share Icon Share by EMail icon Print Icon

Inovatools’ SC SpeedMax drill is designed for drilling at high feed rates in INOX, tool steels and steel. With drilling dimensions of 3×D, 5×D and 8×D, the tool covers a range of applications. The internally-cooled tool is available in diameters ranging from 3.00 to 20.0 mm. 

The drill’s cutting geometry enables high feed rates with reduced cutting forces. Thanks to the lifting frontal polished section and the six-surface tip, the SpeedMax is self-centering and generates chips with optimal shapes. This is important because the materials it is designed for are poor heat conductors, requiring chips to be removed quickly from the cutting zone. 

The coating is designed for machining such materials, featuring heat and oxidation resistance and having an extremely low tendency to stick to metals, according to the company. According to Inovatools, benefits include improved wear behavior and longer service life compared with conventional drills.


  • Taking The Fear Out Of Hard Turning

    To make the transition to hard turning, you'll need to switch from carbide to CBN inserts, but that is easier (and more economical) than you might think. It's making the jump to much higher surface speeds that might scare you off. It needn't. Here's why.

  • Start With The Right Speeds And Feeds

    Running rotary milling cutters at the proper speeds and feeds is critical to obtaining long tool life and superior results, and a good place to start is with the manufacturer's recommendations. These formulas and tips provide useful guidelines.

  • 10 Tips for Titanium

    Simple process considerations can increase your productivity in milling titanium alloys.