CASE STUDY.Ashburn Chemical Technologies.
Apex 7700EP Outperforms Major Competitors
When precision machine shop in Texas looked for a semi-synthetic coolant, it conducted an evaluation of options. Their requirement was to achieve the surface finish and tight tolerances required by their customer.
A precision machine shop in Texas was looking for a premium, clean-running semi-synthetic coolant that would help achieve the surface finish required by their customer. The part is machined for a major oilfield services company and requires very tight tolerances.
- Part Machined: Oilfield Specialty Part
- Material: 4340 High Tensile Strength
- Hardness: 36-42 Rc
- Coolant Concentration: 5%
Ashburn 7700EP was recommended due to its excellent performance.
APEX 7700EP outperformed the competition in overall tool life, surface finish, and cleanliness.The test results provided by the customer show that one competitor had almost equal performance in tool life and the same results for cycle time and rust protection. However, the 7700EP provided better surface finish and cleanliness than the competition.
|Measurement||APEX 7700EP||Competitor A||Competitor B|
|CNMG Insert-Facing||14 Parts Average||13 Parts Average||14 Parts Average|
|DNMG Insert-Roughing||18 Parts Average||15 Parts Average||16 Parts Average|
|VNMG Insert-Finish||5 Parts Average||4 Parts Average||5 Parts Average|
|Cycle Time||12 mins||14 mins||12 mins|
|Surface Finish||Very Good||Chatter/Poor Finish||Good|
|Cleanliness||Minimal Clean Up||High Sludge||High Sludge|
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