Deep Hole Drilling Applications
Deep holes exist in a range of applications, across nearly every industry, each one with its own set of strict requirements and unique challenges, from tight tolerances to tough materials to high production goals.
The following examples are typical applications, processes, and tolerances, and although they are not actual part drawings, these are indicative of what is possible on UNISIG deep hole drilling machines with proper machine configuration, tooling, and process knowledge.
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Fuel Injector Bodies
High precision, high volume parts require multiple holes at extreme tolerances, achieved by a 3-spindle gundrilling center with robotic and conveyor automation.
Fuel Rails for Diesel Engines
Fuel rails require small straight holes, that won’t fail when under fuel pressure. Gundrilling is capable of achieving holes drilled to these strict tolerances.
Heat Exchanger Tube Sheet
Thousands of accurate holes are achievable quickly and efficiently on a multi-spindle tube sheet drilling machine.
Aircraft Landing Gear
Drill and contour landing gear actuating cylinders while holding an extreme straightness tolerance in high-strength alloys.
Fluid Assembly Ends
A series of holes is drilled in a block of steel for hydraulic fracturing equipment. A heavy workpiece and strict tolerances require capable machines and tools.
Hydraulic Cylinder Inside Bore
Finish an existing bore to mirror-like surface finish requirements for superior hydraulic cylinders.
Combination skiving and roller burnishing in one pass, after port is welded to workpiece
Oilfield Exploration Equipment
Drill holes at extreme depth-to-diameter ratios in long workpieces without sacrificing accuracy in roundness or wall thickness.
Pull Boring with tensioned bar
Roller Burnishing for surface conditioning
Oilfield Downhole Exploration
Trepan holes at extreme depth-to-diameter ratios in long workpieces without sacrificing accuracy in roundness or wall thickness.