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Producing blind bores into precision machined components, and responsibly quoting for them, should always result in more questions for the customer. As much as time is short during our busy working days, and these queries often result in a little lost time, it’s always worth investigating at the design stage whether the form required suits the process needed to produce it or will require a non-standard tool.
Topics: Deep Hole Boring
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As I am writing this I’m busy taking stock of all the news and opportunities that came out of the EEF National Manufacturing Conference & Dinner, held on Tuesday 20th February. It was really good to catch up with some of our existing customers and suppliers and to discuss a few new projects!
If we didn’t get to see you or you couldn’t make it this year I’m sorry we missed you. This week’s conference was a lively event and sold out quickly with a waiting list for tickets – so the EEF conference is definitely one to put in your diary for 2019. The website is already taking preregistrations so subscribers can be informed of when tickets go on sale.
We have recently been enjoying utilising our latest Colchester CNC lathe – the newest addition to our CNC large turning section here at Hone All Precision. The Colchester Lathe Company, based in Heckmondwike in West Yorkshire, is one of the world’s leading producers of CNC lathes and supporting equipment.
The process of gundrilling was initially developed to create uniform sized holes in artillery pieces and rifles. Techniques and technologies were set in place to give repeatable, highly accurate results on mass armament production lines, from the late 19th century onwards. Gundrilling is still used in the defence industry, but has far wider applications too.
When carried out using the right equipment and with the right training, gundrilling delivers reliable results each time. This is the reason the technique – which you may also know as deep hole drilling – is so widely used in manufacturing. Hundreds of aerospace, automotive and medical components, among others, use gun drilling to produce precision holes of almost any length.
Gundrilling (alternatively called Deep Hole Drilling) is a reliable method used to make precision holes in a wide range of metal and plastic components. The method is known for its efficiency in creating perfectly round drilled holes and straight drill channels. However, sometimes mistakes are made with gundrilling that affects the final accuracy of the result.
If so, you’re certainly not alone.
Drilling, honing and boring costs are notorious for being something of an arcane secret for people who aren’t ‘in the know’ about the process involved. We have attempted to shed some light on the world of pricing in our latest downloadable e-book: The Guide To Deep Hole Drilling, Boring & Honing Costs. You can download a copy by clicking here.
We love attending trade shows. They are a fantastic opportunity to keep up-to-date with industry trends, meet suppliers and forge links with customers old and new. Sometimes attending a dynamic trade show or exhibition can give your business the X factor – that stimulus to growth that turns your year around and opens up exciting new opportunities.
Topics: Trade Shows