MXDSR (Micro Xtreme Drill Solid Regular) 5X Drills

August 01, 2017
MXDSR (Micro Xtreme Drill Solid Regular) 5X Drills

With the success of the Twister XD series of high-performance drills, M.A. Ford is expanding the offering to include micro sizes down to 0.50mm in diameter. The MXDSR (Micro Xtreme Drill Solid Regular) 5X drills are designed for high-performance microdrilling in a broad range of materials.

A web-thinned point helps to reduce cutting forces during the drilling operation. Coated with M.A. Ford's ALtima coating, the drill can be ran at higher speeds and feeds and the post coat polishing improves chip evacuation. Diameters larger than 0.80mm have honed cutting edges on the point which increases the strength of the cutting edge.

The offering ranges in size from 0.50mm to 2.95mm, all with a 3mm shank, 57mm overall length, a 135 to 140 degree point angle and a helix angle of 30 degrees.  

Related Glossary Terms

  • helix angle

    helix angle

    Angle that the tool’s leading edge makes with the plane of its centerline.

  • point angle

    point angle

    Included angle at the point of a twist drill or similar tool; for general-purpose tools, the point angle is typically 118°.

  • polishing


    Abrasive process that improves surface finish and blends contours. Abrasive particles attached to a flexible backing abrade the workpiece.

  • shank


    Main body of a tool; the portion of a drill or similar end-held tool that fits into a collet, chuck or similar mounting device.