October 19, 2018
Achieving perfect concentricity with the SRT Reamer
The SRT, or Super Round Tool, is a patented reamer designed by the Northern Tool division of Star Cutter Company to create the best quality reamed hole across a spectrum of applications. Its combination of straight and helical flutes drives the tool to center and keeps it there for the duration of the cut.
The SRT’s abilities include:
- Superior surface finish (Ra, Rz, and Rmax)
- Near perfect concentricity
- Roundness deviations less than 2 µm
Originally designed as a powdered metal valve guide reamer it now services countless applications where finish and position are critical. The SRT is available in right hand spiral – right hand cut for blind hole applications and left hand spiral – right hand cut for chip forward flushing in open holes. Through manipulation of the straight flute position relative to C/L, helix, and rake angles it is possible to adjust the shear forces created. This enables the SRT to finish a diverse group of materials.
Another benefit of the SRT is the innate ability to create its own path, straightening an often inferior pre-existing or rough drilled hole. The combination of flute style and position also allows it to correct roundness issues that may be present as a result of sintering, casting, or pre-machined bores. The flute density (3 X 3 or 5 X 5) improves cycle time dramatically and can eliminate the need for post ream operations such as honing, lapping, or roller burnishing.
Some successful applications include:
- Compacted Graphite Iron (CGI)
- Austempered Grey Iron (AGI)
- Ductile Iron
- Powdered metal (resin and oil impregnated)
- Alloyed Steels
- High temperature Nickel alloys
- Industrial plastics
If finish hole quality and speed of operation are required, consider the patented SRT for all your reaming needs.
Gary McCarel, Application Engineer
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