How Much Should Deep Hole Drilling, Boring And Honing Cost?

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Nov 26, 2020 10:00:00 AM

Have you ever paid over the odds for drilling, boring or honing? 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.

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Topics: Deep Hole Boring, CNC Honing, Gundrilling

Honing The Supply Chain: How You Can Say No To Costly Delays!

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Nov 19, 2020 9:00:00 AM

At Hone-All we are committed to the belief that simpler is better when it comes to supply chains. Most people know Hone All for our practical services in advanced honing, boring, and CNC machining. However, we’re also dedicated to trouble shooting, project management, and ironing out supply chain creases.

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Topics: Deep Hole Drilling, Deep Hole Boring, CNC Honing

What Is CNC Honing And How Is It Used?

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Oct 29, 2020 9:27:14 AM

CNC honing is an excellent way to achieve tighter tolerances and better surface finishes on a wide range of precision machined components with a round bore. Here's a simple guide to this sophisticated process.

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Topics: CNC Honing

The Ventilator Challenge – Uniting Manufacturing, For Covid or Forever? An Interview with Garry Myatt, co-founder of UKMfgUnite

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Jul 17, 2020 9:45:33 AM

The 2020 pandemic has brought together some of the greatest minds from some of the most prestigious manufacturers in Britain to design, build, and ship vital medical equipment at very short notice.

Companies as diverse and skilled as Siemens, Rolls Royce, and BAE Systems have pooled their expertise to create large quantities of CPAP ventilators for use in hospitals and surgeries worldwide, in record time.

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Topics: CNC Honing, oil and gas sector, Precision Machining, Precision Engineering

Hone-All Win Best Oil And Gas Sub-Contract Machining Service At The UK Enterprise Awards 2020

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Jul 14, 2020 3:37:00 PM

We are delighted to announce that we've won the 2020 UK Enterprise Award for excellence in Sub-Contracted Machining for Oil and Gas! We were extremely proud to be nominated by our customers for the Best Subcontractor Oil & Gas in the SME Energy & Power Awards at the end of last year and now we have been selected as the overall winner for Best Oil & Gas Subcontractor in the SME News Enterprise Awards 2020.

Although this is not to be formally announced until the end of August, we wanted to announce it as soon as possible to keep the positivity and good news flowing throughout our fabulous industry!

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Topics: CNC Honing, oil and gas sector, Precision Machining, Precision Engineering

What Is The Single Stroke Honing Process And When Should I Use It?

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Jul 2, 2020 11:45:00 AM

Single stroke honing uses a sequence of gradually larger sized abrading tools to complete a bore in a single cycle whilst using multiple tools. The process is conducted by a special-purpose CNC honing machine, through which the bore diameter and positioning are determined in advance.

Compatible materials for honing include stainless steel, cast iron, carbon steel, ceramics, polymer plastic, and glass.

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Topics: CNC Honing, honin, Precision Engineering

Subcontracting And Outsourcing: 3 Benefits Of Entrusting Your Project To A Team Of Experts

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Mar 9, 2020 2:18:00 PM

Outsourcing – already a familiar concept in IT and payroll – became a popular option in manufacturing following the 2008/9 recession, and the trend has persisted since, with many engineering companies recognising that outsourcing can bridge the skills gap as well as keeping costs low, improving turnaround times and boosting profit margins.

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Topics: Deep Hole Boring, CNC Honing

Everything You Need To Know About Honing Hydraulic Cylinders

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Mar 3, 2020 12:50:00 PM

Honing is the precision machining process in which a very fine surface on a workpiece is produced using an abrasive tool. High quality honing of hydraulic cylinders is essential, as the effective operation of the pistons depends on the cylinder having a very fine surface finish, which can also prevent premature wear of moving components. Honing also creates a secure seal around a hydraulic cylinder, providing extended life and preventing costly leaks.

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Topics: CNC Honing

Why Is Effective Honing So Important For Hydraulics?

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Sep 20, 2019 3:08:00 PM


Machine honing is a precision metalwork technique used to create super-flat, shaped, and super-smooth surfaces. By applying an abrasive stone anvil to cut against the metalwork, and applying intense pressure and movement, pieces of any shape and size can be altered to exact material specifications.

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Topics: CNC Honing, Precision Engineering

3 Simple Ways to Optimise Your Honing Operation

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Jul 5, 2019 3:47:23 PM

Metalworking brings you better results if you take a systemised approach to your components. Honing requires you to work with bore size tolerances of 0.0001” so precision is a necessity. With the right machine, fixturing, abrasive, and oil, you can improve your quality and cycle times and reduce costs and lead time therefore improving your competitiveness. Let’s look at this in more detail:

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Topics: CNC Honing

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