Drilling Tools

In the industry, a drill is a tool that is primarily adopted for making round holes or driving fasteners. These two phases determine the major applications of the drill as a tool. During the operation, a drill is fitted with a bit, which could be a drill or a driver, and is secured by a clamping chuck mechanism in order to have the drill firmly secured. Some powered drills also include hammer functionality. Since there is a great variety of drills in the metal working industry, drills vary widely in their speed, power, scale, and size.

Besides its usages on the drilling machines, the other drills are characteristically corded, and is electrically driven devices, with hand-operated types dramatically decreasing in popularity and cordless battery powered ones proliferating. Both types introduced above, are commonly used in woodworking, metalworking, machine tool fabrication, construction, and other utility projects. The history of drilling could be dated back to a very early period of time while the invention of drilling machinery, were invented later which basically composed of a base, column, adjustable table, spindle, chuck, and drill head, and were usually driven by an electric motor.

Types of Drilling Tools

In the industry, a drill is a tool that is primarily adopted for making round holes or driving fasteners. These two phases determine the major applications of the drill as a tool. During the operation, a drill is fitted with a bit, which could be a drill or a driver, and is secured by a clamping chuck mechanism in order to have the drill firmly secured. Some powered drills also include hammer functionality.

Drilling types

Since there is a great variety of drills in the metal working industry, drills vary widely in their speed, power, scale, and size. Besides its usages on the drilling machines, the other drills are characteristically corded, and is electrically driven devices, with hand-operated types dramatically decreasing in popularity and cordless battery powered ones proliferating. Both types introduced above, are commonly used in woodworking, metalworking, machine tool fabrication, construction, and other utility projects.

History of drilling

The history of drilling could be dated back to a very early period of time while the invention of drilling machineries, were invented later which basically composed of a base, column, adjustable table, spindle, chuck, and drill head, and were usually driven by an electric motor. Furthermore, all the drilling tools are meant to be installed on the machineries, and the machineries are designed to be with different purposes.

The drilling machine is the machine tool whose machining process utilizes spinning tools to remove materials by advancing a tool into one or several work pieces under either the control of a CNC system or manual operation. Today, many of the drilling machines are not designed to drill only, but as additional functionality of milling machines.

Integrated functionality

Though today’s milling and drilling processing are mostly controlled by the CNC program, the manual operation still exist due to tons of reasons that mostly connected with custom design. Multi-tasking machinery normally, milling and drilling processes conducted on single machinery can deal with many kinds of machining requirements, and such capability is based on the different tracks installed on the axes which allows for the machining tools to move around the work piece. The number of axes depends on the customers’ demands and there is no absolute optimal number but only the most suitable choices based on users’ requirements.

Specific phases of drilling

In practice, drilling is not like turning machine, as milling and drilling cover a wide variety of various operations and ranges a wide scale from single tiny parts to heavy and large gang milling operation tasks. At the same time, it’s also similar to turning in some extents and industrial aspects, as milling and drilling are the most widely adopted machining methods that can render accurate tolerances within rigid standards in a relatively steady path. As a result, the research and development of milling method is highly admired and adopted in the industrial world due to its productive and effective natures for rendering work pieces with complex profiles and machining depth which is comparatively difficult to achieve by conventional methodology. With the milling and drilling processes, there evolves a lot of machining methods and one of the most popular and widely applied in the machine center.

Drilling by machining centers

The machining center is a highly developed machine tool that can deal with multiple types of milling, drilling, and even boring tasks at once and is evolved from conventional milling machines. At first, machine center is evolved from milling machines at the era of the 1960s due to the growing demands from both aerospace and automotive industries in the States while later the trend spread to the rest of the world.

Programmed drilling and milling

After the technology of NC had been applied to the milling machines, the development of this specific type of machine tool progresses well across industrial sectors, and after that machine centers are widely applied in all kinds of industries, contributing a wide range of industrial efforts. Regarding milling, as its name tells, is the process of machining that utilizes spinning tools to remove materials by advancing a tool into one or several work pieces.

In regard to the milling process, it is the process of machining that utilizes spinning tools to remove work piece materials by advancing a tool into one or several work pieces. This machining method could be done in different directions. Besides turning, milling covers a wide variety of various operations and ranges a wide scale from single tiny parts to heavy and large milling operation tasks. Similar to boring, drilling is one of the most usually adopted machining methods that render precision tolerances. Due to its practical values, the development of the drilling method is highly popular in the industrial world.

Its productive and effective natures for rendering work pieces with specific depth is comparatively hard to achieve by conventional turning lathes even with additional drilling tools. With this expectation, the following development and the idea of machine centers are thus gradually formed. The phrase “machining center” can be used to describe a wide variety of CNC (Computer Numerical Control) drilling and milling machineries that are accommodated with several critical but sometimes optional accessories equipped together with the machine body itself, such as tool magazine, ATC (automatic tool changer), power tool turret, CMM (Coordinate Measuring Machine), multi-axis working tables, etc.

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