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UNISIG B-Series deep hole drilling machines are capable of drilling to depths of 100 x diameter or greater. But with BTA drill tubes as long as 30 feet spinning at high RPMs, vibration is an inevitable side-effect which can derail the hole concentricity and degrade the surface finish – or worse.

As appeared on Cutting Tool Engineering on 11/7/2021

By Anthony Fettig, CEO of UNISIG

At every stage of manufacturing, there is an opportunity for automation. Unfortunately, many manufactures often let …

UNISIG's production cell integrates our UNE 2-spindle gundrilling machine and UNR 2-spindle reaming machine with robotic automation. The cell leads into our R-2A rifling machine for steady, repeatable rifle barrel blank manufacturing at high production.
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Match Grade Machine, a specialty manufacturer of standard and custom single shot rifle and pistol barrels, stands out in their industry for their exceptional accuracy and attention to detail, complimented with a proven record for fast delivery to customers' hands.
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For deep-hole drilling, part-handling might be the most visible automation element, but it’s not necessarily the most impactful. Often, it’s internal process automation that yields the most significant results even with a manually loaded drilling machine.
Across every industry, manufacturers are working to meet growing customer demand in a globally competitive market.
Moldmaking Technology Magazine highlighted Concours Mold Inc.'s investment into UNISIG's USC-M50, and two USC-M38 machines. Concours highlights the reduction of several other machines on their floor
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rotating deep hole drilling workpiece
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Like their peers in the manufacturing sector, many deep hole drilling machine OEMs rely on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) controls or reuse systems from other machine tool platforms they produce.
Anthony Fettig, UNISIG CEO discusses deep hole drilling tooling
UNISIG's CEO Anthony Fettig was featured on , discussing high-feed gundrilling, and the relationship between deep hole drilling systems and the tooling technology that is available.
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Shop Metalworking Technology recently featured updated technology in the new B850 model of rack-and-pinion deep hole drilling machine