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20 Top Tips to Manufacture Right Hand Boring Tools

Raw materials Used:

1] Bright drawn steel rods of 20×20 mm to AISI 1018 specification.

2] Carbide tips as per ISO A 12 of P30 grade.

Procurement of Raw materials:

1] Procure steel rods from approved sources only along with material test certificates.

2] Procure carbide tips from the approved source in Europe or from Kennametal in India.

Inspection of Raw materials:

1] Carry out chemical analysis of the steel rods and check against specifications

2] Visually inspect the steel rods for defects such as cracks, deep dents and heavy scoring marks and clear materials if ok for all the above checks for manufacture.

3] Check the grade of the carbide tip to ascertain that the right grade is being used for manufacture of the tools.

Manufacturing Procedure.

1] Set and cut steel rods to lengths of 255 + 3 mm and check.

2] Turn the front portion of the cutting tool shank to 19.5+ 0.2 mm for a length of 105 mm

3] Bend the front end of the round portion to an angle of 15 deg for a length of 31 mm.

4] Set and mill the front clearance angle of the boring tools at 0 deg x 8 deg at the front end of the shank and maintain overall length at 250 + 3 and check.

5] Set and mill a positive top rake angle of 9 deg x 45 deg with a special cutter perpendicular to the shank for a width of 14 mm and maintain height over the front edge at 13.5 mm and check.

6] Set and mill the tip pocket of the cutting tool shank parallel to the top rake face and front clearance angle to ensure that the carbide tip protrudes outside the steel shank by at least 0.8 mm, maintain height over carbide tips between 14.3 and 14.7 mm and C dimension at 6.8 to 7.2 and check.

7] De burr the boring tool shanks and stamp the designation as ISO 9 R 2020 P 30 or as DIN 4974 R 20×20 P30 and check.

8] Carryout inspection of all operations done so far.

9] Grind the A 12 P30 carbide tips to remove the sintered surfaces on the brazing area.

10] Degrease the shanks of the boring tools and the carbide tips and ensure that the brazing area is free of rust.

11] Procure Silver foil of 0.1 mm thickness having min of 49% silver content and devoid of any Tin or Lead from Degussa in Germany or from an approved source in India

12] Apply suitable brazing flux on the tip seat area, build up a sandwich of 2 silver foils and a copper foil in between with brazing flux in between them and place them on the tip seat area, apply brazing flux to the area of the tip that gets brazed, place the tip to be brazed on top of the sandwich of foils. Allow to dry.

13] Set the Induction brazing machine with a suitable induction coil and power tapping points.

14] Insert the boring tool to be brazed with the carbide tip into the induction coil and start heating. Stabilise heating when the steel shank turns from blue to mild red in colour. Start heating again to take the carbide tip and the steel area surrounding it to the melting point of silver. Press the tip into position with a pointer rod and allow the boring tool to cool to about 200 deg C. Remove the tool from inside the induction coil and place it in pre heated sand and allow it to cool to the room temperature.

15] Inspect the joint to ensure that the carbide tip is brazed properly onto the shank and that the silver has flown properly and that there are no gaps in the joint.

16] Set and grind the top rake angle, front clearance angle, side clearance angle and corner radius of 0.4 mm on the carbide tips as per drawing and check.

17] Carry out final inspection of the tools for dimensions and defects on carbide tips prior to painting.

18] Apply a cloth tape on the tips or hot dip the carbide tips in a plastic medium and wash the tools in a chemical that cleans, degreases and phosphates the shank prior to painting.

19] Paint the tools and apply colour code at the back end to identify the grade.

Dark Blue for P20, light blue for P30, Red for K20 and Yellow for M20.

20] Pack the boring tools in a suitable corrugated box and ship out

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