Allied Features Indexable Drills & Vibration Damper at Northwest Tool Expo

April 16, 2019 12:43 pm

Portland, OR Allied Machine & Engineering highlights three of their holemaking and finishing solutions at the Northwest Machine Tool Expo, May 8th – 9th, in the Oregon Convention Center. See the 4TEX indexable insert drill, the material-specific GEN3SYS XT Pro line of drilling products, and their new NOVITECH vibration damper module for boring applications in booth #911.

The 4TEX drill excels in challenging applications that include interrupted cuts, angled surface entry, or in drilling high-temperature alloys and stainless steels. The drill is engineered to create optimal chip formation for efficient evacuation in holemaking processes. According to Allied, 4TEX outperforms other standard drills by delivering higher penetration rates in light duty machines. The indexable insert drill is ideal for making shallow 2xD, 3xD, and 4xD holes in the 0.472” – 1.850” (12mm – 47mm) range.

The unique design of 4TEX increases core strength, improving hole size and straightness. The flute space of the internal cutting edge side, where chips often cluster, is 1.6 times larger than typical indexable carbide (IC) drills. Dual twisted coolant outlets improve penetration rates by enhancing coolant flow and generating superior chip evacuation. The inserts are available in wear resistant geometry/coating combinations for all ISO materials including steel, stainless steel, high-temperature alloys, non-ferrous, and iron.

NOVITECH (no vibration technology) increases productivity, surface quality, and process reliability in boring operations while extending the insert and machine center’s spindle life. Mounted inside the patent-pending NOVITECH system, the visco-elastically mounted damper modules reduce vibrations during the machining of diameters ranging from 1.97” –  8.07” (50mm – 205mm), up to 10xD.  The NOVITECH intermediate modules feature Wohlhaupter’s MultiBore system (MVS), making it simple to use with existing Wohlhaupter components and is compatible with any machine spindle.

 GEN3SYS XT Pro high penetration drilling products feature material-specific inserts making tool selection easy. They are offered for steels (class P), cast irons (class K), and non-ferrous materials (class N). The drill inserts come in diameters ranging from  0.4331” (11mm) to 1.378” (35mm), and are available in 0.004” (0.1mm) increments. The inserts designed specifically for steel and cast iron have new AM400 series coatings, which provides increased wear resistance and tool life. Inserts for non-ferrous materials are coated with titanium nitride (TiN).

Holders for the GEN3SYS XT Pro line are offered in depth-to-diameter ratios of 3xD, 5xD, 7xD, and 10xD. The holders feature an enhanced flute design that improves chip evacuation and an updated coolant configuration that increases flow and directs additional coolant to the cutting zone.

Allied Machine differentiates itself from other cutting tool manufacturers by focusing solely on holemaking and finishing. For more information on 4TEX or other holemaking solutions, stop by booth #911 at the Northwest Tool Expo or visit


About Allied Machine & Engineering:

Allied Machine & Engineering is a leading manufacturer of holemaking and finishing cutting tool systems. Allied devotes its advanced engineering and manufacturing capabilities to create the widest selection of drilling, reaming, threading, boring, and burnishing tools available to metal-cutting industries around the world. Their tooling solutions deliver the lowest cost-per-hole in a wide range of applications.

Located in Dover, Ohio, Allied’s precision holemaking technologies provide end users worldwide with the highest level of performance. Precision engineering and expert application support make Allied the first and best choice for solving complex metal-cutting challenges.


Written by Deborah A. Froelich


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