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
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 (DHD) is a stress measurement technique used in engineering materials and components to measure locked-in and applied stresses. The process measures residual stresses at a microscopic level with penetration of over 750 millimeters (30 in), without destroying the original component.
Advances in engineering technology have given common CNC machining centres gun drilling ability up to a certain depth-diameter ratio. Roundness and surface finish are among considerations. Common applications of deep hole drilling and machining processes include Continue reading →