Sumitomo Introduces New 12XD Drills


Sumitomo Electric Carbide, Inc. has expanded their SMD Replaceable Head Drill line to include 12XD drills. SMD Replaceable Head Drills allow for deep hole making at a lower cost – SMD users buy just one drill body to fit up to five head sizes.


Featuring an original radial serration coupling design, SMD drill heads, or tips, are designed for high precision stable drilling. A polished flute ensures good chip evacuation.

The SMD nickel-plated body provides longer tool life than conventional replaceable tip drill bodies. A tough carbide substrate with patented DEX coating offers excellent wear-resistance at the cutting edge. A rigid serration coupling system affixes the replaceable carbide tips to the drill face, improving drill accuracy and repeatability.

Sumitomo offers a range of drill tip styles to improve performance in a variety of materials. The SMDT-MTL drill tip excels in steel applications, while the SMDT-C has a chamfered edge to eliminate break out in cast iron applications. The SMDT-MEL machines super alloys, stainless steels and cast iron proficiently.

Along with the new 12XD, Sumitomo’s SMD line includes 3XD, 5XD and 8XD replaceable carbide tip drills.

About Sumitomo Electric Carbide, Inc.
For a quarter century, we’ve made it our mission to design and produce exceptionally innovative and advanced cutting tool solutions. Our aggressive R&D and design ingenuity give you more choices in turning systems, drilling systems, milling systems and inserts, including PCBN and PCD coated versions. Every Sumitomo solution is painstakingly developed to meet your need for higher productivity and precision.

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