- Drill countersink application in clad aluminum
Customer challenge: Inconsistent hole diameters, inadequate surface finish, excessive exit burs
Solution: Intrepid Tool worked with the customer to effect a series of changes to the tool geometry that met the customer requirements in these areas and provided additional tool life as well.
- Reaming application in composite
Customer challenge: Intermittent blind holes where the reaming tool would cause work piece damage when timing of the tool withdrawal was imperfect
Solution: Intrepid Tool assisted the customer in designing a mechanism within the tool structure to prevent excessive depth when the tool encountered a blind hole.
- Drilling application in composite
Customer challenge: Delamination on exit of the drill in a new composite material
Solution: Intrepid Tool designed a faceted drill with special radii added to the tool geometry that solved the delamination problem and brought the hole quality within customer expectations.
- Countersinking in composite and composite laminates
Customer challenge: Productivity was low due to frequent countersink tool changes that required resetting depth with each tool
Solution: Intrepid Tool PCD tipped inserted countersinks replaced solid countersinks so that customer could replace inserts only as opposed to the entire countersinking tool.