Drilling Tools

How to Thread Nickel-Based Alloys

Proper tooling selection is the key for optimal results in this demanding application.
Drilling Tools: Articles

The Whole Picture in Holemaking

The exchangeable-tip drill is a good choice for a large range of holes limited by tolerances down to IT9 and often deeper than five times the diameter. CoroDrill 870 represents the new generation of this type of drill and is a reliable choice for many operations and a number of different workpiece types. 
Today’s holemaking techniques need to be more efficient than ever to meet greater demands and closer tolerances. Ultimately, the tool — and its application — matter. For optimal success, it's time to see the whole picture.

How New Spindle Connection Maximizes Metal Removal

KM4X with cutter
From Weakest Link to Machining Superstar: The new KM4X™ design from Kennametal can perform from low-speed/high torque to high-speed/low torque when milling, drilling, and turning a wide range of materials to get the absolute most out of your production equipment.

Gun Drilling in Tool Steel

Toolox 44 has a high hardness of 45 HRC and an excellent machinability thanks to its low carbon content and high homogenity. Mold and die makers sometimes have machining difficulties the first time they use this steel in long hole drilling of cooling channels that are required in the tool. 
Swedish steel maker SSAB explains how progress is being made on long hole drilling in wear resistant and harder mold and die steels as a way to avoid heat treating.


Drilling Tools: Industry News

North American Tool VP Receives Award

Bernie Bowersock received the Golden Eagle, which recognizes his valuable contribution and longstanding service to the industrial supply industry. 
Bernie Bowersock received the ISA Golden Eagle Award for service and industry contributions.

Sandvik Coromant Appoints Eduardo Martin as President of Market Area Americas 

“I look forward to working with a very talented and dynamic team. From Argentina to Canada, one of our greatest strengths in the Americas is our people."Edward Martin, Sandvik Coromant
Sandvik Coromant recently appointed Eduardo Martin as president of Market Area Americas (MAA).

Sandvik Acquires Remaining Shares in Precorp

"Precorp's long-term strategy for growth in the Aerospace segment is in line with Sandvik's strategy and now we will work even more integrated to generate innovative solutions for our customers."Richard Garrick, president of Precorp.
Sandvik Coromant has reached an agreement to acquire the remaining 51 percent of shares in Precorp Inc.


Drilling Tools: Products

Drilling, Tapping and Threading Holes

Designed for use with hand-held drills, 1-Series and 2-Series Tungsten Carbide-Tipped (TCT) Hole Saws from CS Unitec cut clean, fast holes without grinding the core. The TCT cutting edges last longer than bi-metal edges and can be run at higher speeds and feeds to create holes of exceptional quality and accuracy.
Take a look at some of the newest equipment and tooling that are helping shops make their holemaking operations more productive and profitable.

Exchangeable-Tip Drill Now Available for Stainless Steel

This design optimizes grade and geometry for steel to ensure hole quality for the intermediate hole-tolerance area of IT9-IT10. The drill is available in diameter range10.00 mm through 26.65 mm (0.394 in through 1.049 in) and lengths up to 8X drill diameter as standard. Each drill body has a unique interface size with matching tips to achieve hole tolerances of H9 through H10.
The CoroDrill 870 from Sandvik Cormant makes holes more efficiently and closer to required specifications required so they are better equipped for subsequent operations.

Inserts Provide the Optimum Drilling Solution for Heat Exchanger Industry

Walter new Xtra·tec Point Drill Inserts (Left to right P6001—Universal WPP45C, P6001 Universal WXP45 and P6003—Specialist WMP35) boost performance and quality particularly in heat exchanger applications.
Walter’s new Xtra·tec Point Drill Inserts boost performance and quality with their precision ground geometry, self-centering point geometry, and stabilizing margins.