Process: Boring


Boring is a method for boring horizontal holes with large diameters, which are created by rotating tools approaching the fixed component horizontally.
Boring is usually performed when a hole with a large diameter is needed. This method is especially common when a component is big or if its shape makes it difficult mount the piece in other machine tools. Boring is carried out in a boring machine, sometimes referred to as a horizontal boring machine or drilling and milling machine. Also, there are several different kinds of boring machines tools, such as the drum-type boring machine. Common for all boring machines are that they operate horizontally. A boring machine tool is usually capable of drilling, cutting and sometimes even turning too. Usually, the depth, width and height of the component determine which boring machine is suitable for a specific component. 

Compare horizontal boring to vertical boring, where the bore approaches the component from above.

Picture: CTL Engineering Co Ltd

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Boring projects for quote

  1. Drawings count: 1


    This Qimtek member urgently seeks the assistance of a machining supplier that can bore free-issue fabrications in accordance with the drawing provided. This is due to a machinery breakdown and owing to a critical delivery date of the 20th June, a prompt response from interested parties is essential. The client has advised that ongoing work will also be made available to the chosen supplier moving forward.

  2. Drawings count: 2


    Horizontal boring of two free-issue track frames is needed, on behalf of a company that requires the frames for use within a subsea mining application. They have an urgent order to place for this work to be carried out and interested parties are asked to respond promptly in order to be considered.

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    This buyer from a manufacturer of automation systems who has an annual spend of £10,000 on all outsourced machining urgently seeks a supplier to quote on the internal boring of the attached free issue AISI 304 component. This project would be suitable for with those who have current capacity to fill and are also looking for long term work as additional batches will be required.

  4. Drawings count: 3


    Boring of free-issue bearings is needed, by a company that operates within the oil and gas industry. With a sizeable £500,000 yearly spend on bespoke machined components, this is an opportunity to add a big-spending company to your customer portfolio. The buyer would like to identify UK suppliers that have the in-house facilities available to machine components of this size, having previously had this work completed overseas. Once a relationship has been established, there may be room for the chosen supplier to diversify into additional projects from this company.

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    With an impressive £300,000 spend on subcontract machining services, this company operates within the oil & gas industry. They are looking for a supplier who is able to bore the attached components from free-issue stainless steel material, in quantities ranging from 1 to 3 off. There is an urgent order to place for this work, making it a great fit with those who currently have capacity to fill and who can therefore offer a fast turnaround.

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