Case Study: Reaming Tubes for Medical Application

Summary Of Results

THE CHALLENGE

A manufacturer was machining 6,000 medical tubes per year. The tubes were made of 1.4301 stainless steel. Previously the manufacturer was only achieving 30 pieces per tool and using 200 reamers a year. The Monaghan and Diatool teams were contacted to help improve tool life.

The Previous Solution:

medical tubes reaming application

OUR SOLUTION

When the customer contacted us, we recommended a special Diatool monoblock reamer with a clamping flat. The reamer is solid, ATC coated, special b-length 180mm, with chip breaker G1403A-SB-KR. The reamer has 4 cutting blades and features coolant through the center of the tool. 
Diatool monoblock reamer

FINAL RESULTS

After working with the Monaghan and Diatool teams the manufacturer was able to reduce the number of tools needed from 200 to 6. The manufacturer was able to take advantage of Diatool’s reamer re-tipping and only needed 2 reamers and 4 re-tips for annual production! The new process is secure and consistent.

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