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Drilling Machines

From small handheld power drills to bench-mounted and floor-mounted drill presses, drilling machines cut holes and do tapping, countersinking, reaming, boring and counterboring into or through metal, wood, or other materials using a cutting tool held in the drill by a chuck or Morse taper that is rotated and fed into the work at variable speeds.

A Faster, More-Accurate Way to Tap and Drill Structural Steel

Acieta drilling

A heavy equipment manufacturer is using a 6-axis robotic arm equipped with a drilling spindle to very precisely make holes in structural steel up to 1 inch thick. The solution is one-third the cost of traditional drilling but performs many other applications and requires just one operator.

Drilling Machines: Articles

A Faster, More-Accurate Way to Tap and Drill Structural Steel

Acieta drilling

A heavy equipment manufacturer is using a 6-axis robotic arm equipped with a drilling spindle to very precisely make holes in structural steel up to 1 inch thick. The solution is one-third the cost of traditional drilling but performs many other applications and requires just one operator.

A heavy equipment manufacturer is using a 6-axis robotic arm equipped with...

How Smart Drilling Improves Bone Fracture Operations

When repairing a fracture in osteosynthesis, doctors once had to manually determine bone diameter and hole depth during the operation using a gauge, which could lead to mistakes in screw selection. Now an intelligent drilling machine can properly measure the length of screws without error.

When repairing a fracture in osteosynthesis, doctors once had to manually determine...

How a Pneumatic Tapping Arm Eliminates Mental and Physical Fatigue

With Video

This fabrication shop specializes in residential work and custom one-off designs that require joining dissimilar materials and demand a lot of elbow grease and mental concentration. These jobs took a toll on workers, causing fatigue that led to rework and scrap – until they discovered a pneumatic tapping arm.

This fabrication shop specializes in residential work and custom one-off designs that...

Under the Hood: Automotive Machining

With Video

New powertrain components. More sensors and electronics parts. Increasing part complexity. Difficult to cut materials. Faster delivery. How do automotive suppliers navigate to profitability through this stormy sea of lightweighting and driverless cars? 

New powertrain components. More sensors and electronics parts. Increasing part complexity. Difficult...
Drilling Machines: Products

VMCs Offer Jig Milling Accuracy with Machining Center Productivity

J series Mitsui Seiki USA

Mitsui Seiki’s “J” series offers a positioning accuracy and repeatability of +/- 1µm. Combining machining center technology with jig borer precision in one machine, the “Jig” VMCs achieve precision boring, milling, drilling and tapping.

Mitsui Seiki’s “J” series offers a positioning accuracy and repeatability of +/-...

Multifunctional Deep-Hole Drilling System

With Video
Sunnen SHDD Series deep-hole drills

Designed around the BTA deep-hole drilling process in cylindrical parts, Sunnen’s heavy-duty SHDD Series performs similar processes including counterboring, pull boring, trepanning, bottom forming, and skiving/roller burnishing.

Designed around the BTA deep-hole drilling process in cylindrical parts, Sunnen’s heavy-duty...
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