HMT have developed a generation of ULTRA cutting tools for drilling very hard materials.
The specialist ULTRA coating is proven to significantly increase tool life working with extremely hard materials and wear plates such as Hardox. Ultra Cutters can also be used to increase service life in other challenging materials such as Armor plates, Inconel, Stainless Steel etc.
CarbideMax Ultra Tools are produced from premium grade materials and coated using a range of state of the art, high-temperature surface coatings.
It should be understood that drilling holes in these very hard materials is a specialist task and good results are dependent on the right setup - including high torque/slow speed, geared Magnet Drills, like the VersaDrive® Series, ample BioCut Blue lubricant.
Using the incorrect Magnet drill or a poorly maintained Magnet drill with unstable drilling operation, poor magnet hold and
excessive pressure or inadequate lubrication is likely to result in rapid tool failure.
Wear plates and abrasion resistant steels are typically up to 5x harder than standard S275 Structural grade steel and are used in industries needing very hard or wear resistant steel plates, for instance aggregate & waste processing and conveying, Mining & excavation industries etc.
They are also used for fabricating & protecting earth moving excavation parts like digger buckets.
The extreme hardness and wear resistance of the these materials makes machining them extremely challenging, especially when the application requires the use of portable tools like Magnetic Drills.
It should be understood that even with high tech tooling, successfully machining wear plates is challenging with little or no margin for error. It requires experienced operators, quality, premium Magnetic Drills suitable for these applications, and the specially developed BioCut Blue cutting fluid when broaching or Speedlube Aerosol spray when countersinking.