Gun drilling or deep hole drilling is widely used, and
hugely beneficial, across several sectors and for different applications. The
process requires specialised equipment and knowledge to maintain the straightness,
and tight tolerances necessary for some components.
Considering the advanced industries using gun drilling, it’s evident that production of certain parts requires a reliable, time-efficient and accurate process. Here’s what it all entails and why it’s so important when choosing the right engineering company.
Deep hole drilling, often referred to as gun-drilling,
is a highly-specialised machining operation that only a select few engineering
companies can perform. This method is used when high-precision round bores are vital
to the operation. It produces holes that can be controlled within very tight
tolerances, giving much greater accuracy compared to conventional drilling
Subcon Show 2018 is mere weeks away and this year may be the biggest event yet. UK’s premier subcontract manufacturing supply chain show will run alongside The Engineering Expo, a free to attend 3-day educational program.
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Advances in engineering technology have given common CNC machining centers deep hole drilling (gun-drilling) ability up to a certain depth-diameter ratio. Deep hole drilling is a specialist machining operation that requires a specialised engineering company and PRV checks all the right boxes. Continue reading →
Deep hole drilling is beneficial across several applications and requires specialist equipment to maintain the straightness and tolerances. Oil and gas exploration equipment, armaments, aerospace equipment and engines are amongst the common applications for deep hole drilling and machining processes, and in each of these industries hole qualities are necessary for high-performance end products, such as landing gear that easily retracts. It’s a given that production requires deep hole drilling that is reliable, but accurate and time-efficient. Continue reading →