Ball Nose Tool Case Histories & Performance Reports

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3-D SURFACING improved 264%

Dapra Helical Ball Nose saved $415 per part

Material: H13 • Hardness: 48 Rc
H13 / 1.2344 / SKD61

Competitor DAPRA
Cutting Tool 1/2" Ball Nose 1/2" Helical Ball Nose
Speed 5000 RPM 12,000 RPM
Feed 75 IPM (1900mm) 300 IPM (7600mm)
Depth of Cut .010" (.25mm) .010" (.25mm)
Width of Cut .010" (.25mm) .010" (.25mm)
Cycle Time 6 hours 1.5 hours
Tool Life 2 hours Completed job
Insert Cost $17.00 $19.00

3-D SURFACING improved 414%

Dapra Helical Ball Nose saved $676 per part

Material: Ductile Iron - 65-45-12 • Hardness: 200 Brn

Competitor DAPRA
Cutting Tool 1/2" Solid Carbide Ball 1/2" Helical Ball Nose
Speed 4500 RPM 8000 RPM
Feed 50 IPM (1270mm) 200 IPM (5000mm)
Depth of Cut .020" (.5mm) .020" (.5mm)
Width of Cut .010" (.25mm) .010" (.25mm)
Cycle Time 7.5 hours 1.9 hours
Tool Life 3.5 hours 4 hours
Insert Cost $56.00 $18.00

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