Archive for the ‘Drilling’ Category

I’m a bowler. I’ve been bowling in leagues for about 9 years now, and while, I have yet to bowl a perfect game (although I have come pretty close) or pick up that unforgiving 7-10 split (I have never come close at all), I have had my own custom ball since I’ve started. As with […]

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Knowing the hardness of the material you are machining is important.  It helps determine the appropriate speeds and feeds for your application and can affect the design of the tool being used in the machining process.  Despite this importance, it is surprising, although very common, that many machinists do not know the hardness of the […]

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  Steel is a hard material to drill.  The same characteristics that make steel enticing to use in products are the same characteristics that make it difficult to machine and drill.  There are cutting tools that can drill steel.  Selecting the proper drill to use depends heavily on the properties of the steel such as […]

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Drilling Problem Solving

Posted: 9th May 2012 by brednane1981 in Drilling
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Drilling Problem Solving There are many problems that can occur when drilling.  Today we will discuss some of the most common problems.  We will cover oversized holes, short tool life, rough finishes, chipped cutting edges, and the drill walking.  We will begin with a few tips on drilling. A drill removes 100% of its diameter […]

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