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Process: Drilling

Overview

 

Drilling is a method for creating or enlarging holes in a component.
When drilling, a drilling machine is lowered towards the workpiece. When the rotating cutting tool reaches the component, a hole is cut. The diameter normally ranges from 1/8 to 1½ inches, sometimes expressed in millimeter. It is possible to make larger or smaller holes, but it usually requires different production techniques. The ratio between the diameter and the depth of the hole ranges from 1:1 to 1:10. Although it is possible to do other ratios, it normally requires special tools. This is frequently used within the aviation industry.

There are a few different kinds of stationary drilling machines. Among them, the radial arm drill press is often considered as the most important in workshops. The workpiece remains fixed on a table while the spindle moves to where a hole is supposed to be drilled. This is typically for small volume production. Some workshops also have automated drilling machines that can drill several holes at the same time. In all cutting operations, a cutting fluid is normally used to reduce the negative effects of friction heat.

Drills are available at most workshops, although some workshops specialize in more advanced drilling projects.

Compare drilling with CNC drilling, which is used when the drilling has to be very accurate or in patterns. With deep hole drilling, it is possible to do very deep holes.

 

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Drilling projects for quote

Machining-Drilling

This enquiry comes from a manufacture of storage equipment, who spends a whopping £8 Million each year across all outsourced services. They would like to hear from suppliers who can source or manufacture the attached galvanised beam and drill holes to drawings specifications.

Machining-Drilling

Suppliers that have the capabilities to drill and countersink various lengths of aluminium track are sought. The client - a construction company with a £25,000 annual spend on subcontract machining services - will free-issue the tracks to the chosen vendor, ready for these processes to be carried out. Delivery of the completed items is needed by the 3rd July, meaning that this may be ideally suited to those with imminent capacity to fill.

Machining-Drilling

Drilling and countersinking of mild steel parts is required, on behalf of a company that specialises in the manufacture of excavation equipment. Outsourcing a massive £500,000 worth of machining work each year, they have regular requirements in the field and are looking to collaborate with a supplier who can assist them on a repeat basis. Once a relationship has been established with the successful supplier, further opportunities may also be made available to them by the company in question.

Machining-Drilling

This distributor of bolts and nuts is looking for a supplier to modify an off-the-shelf item on their behalf. These parts will need to be drilled according to the client's request, as specified. The buyer is looking for quotes on 7000 off and therefore, this enquiry may be a good fit for suppliers that prefer higher volume work.

Machining-Drilling

The attached leg is urgently required. Parts will be used in the communications industry, for a buyer who spends £500,000 a year on all outsourced machining.

Machining-Drilling

This Qimtek member with an outsourced machining spend in the region of £20,000 per annum is looking for assistance from a supplier who can carry out drilling of 25mm mild steel plate plate. These are used by the client regularly and therefore would lead to repeat orders.

Machining-Drilling

This client, who spends over £40,000 a year on subcontract machining, requires the assistance of a supplier who is able to drill and tap free-issue mild steel lollipops on their behalf. These parts are required for end use within the medical industry and would suit a supplier that has immediate capacity to fill.

Machining-Drilling

Urgent requirement for drilling of free issued 304 stainless steel enclosures for a company who manufactures heating elements and has an annual spend of £10,000 on all outsourced machining.

Machining-Drilling

Drilling of free issue brass components is required. These items will be used in appliances for this buyer who has an annual spend of £10,000 on all outsourced machining.

Machining-Drilling

Drilling of free issue Ti-64Al-4V titanium plates is required for this University research program. This mechanical engineering department will be measuring the temperature produced during the cutting process of metal and require the holes so that they can insert sensors.