The FBX combines the advantages of a flat bottom drill and a z-axis plunge millClick image to enlargeKennametal’s FBX drill for flat-bottom drilling of structural aerospace parts delivers superior stability and higher removal rates when machining high temperature alloys, stainless steel and other materials.

The FBX drill is part of a tooling concept specifically developed to maximize metal removal rates and decrease cycle times when machining aerospace structural components.

It combines the advantages of a flat bottom drill and a z-axis plunge mill. The flat bottom design eliminates radial forces while four effective cutting edges provide increased feed and speed rates, leading to up to 200 per cent higher metal removal rates than traditional ramping techniques, freeing up capacity for aerospace manufacturers.

Four effective cutting edges provide stability in challenging applications like chain hole drilling, while large chip flutes ensure a hassle-free chip evacuation.

Supported by a series of exchangeable coolant nozzles to help eliminate heat buildup, the drill point is characterized by a center insert with two effective cutting edges and chip splitters for maximum feed capabilities. The drill bodies are available in diameters of 60, 75, and 90mm, and come in a long and short version (150mm and 95mm).

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