Posts Tagged ‘Drilling’

  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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Drilling With Coolant

Posted: 28th February 2012 by brednane1981 in Super Tool
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Drilling with Coolant There are many benefits to drilling with coolant. Directing the coolant through the tool to the cutting edge improves lubricity and reduces the temperature at the point of contact. Reduced heat build-up and improved lubricity lead to lower wear and tear on the drill that improves the tool life and reduces the […]

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Drilling Speeds and Feeds Last week we talked about speeds and feeds in general.  Today we are going to focus specifically on drills.  Drills are one of the hardest working cutting tools. They remove more material relative to their size then any other cutting tool.  A reamer typically removes 2%-3% of its diameter; a core […]

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