DRILLING AND SAW CUTTING

FABRICATION PROCESS: CUTTING

DRILLING


VERTICALLY OR HORIZONTALLY

The typical drilling process operates vertically, boring straight in, whereas manual milling runs horizontally across the surface for a smoothed custom finish.

 

BENEFITS OF DRILLING AND MILLING

Increased accuracy

Lower cost compared to CNC

Improved force/power

COUNTERSINKING


CONICALLY WIDENED

Often it's beneficial to widen the topmost part of a hole so the installed hardware will be flush with the surface of the workpiece. This is known as countersinking.

 

BENEFITS OF COUNTERSINKING

Smooth surface, no hardware jutting out

Minimizes the sharpness of hole edges

Improves the lifetime of the hardware

TAPPING


THREAD CUTTING

Tapping is a drilling process where a thread cutter is used to cut ridges into the holes previously drilled. By adding this step, it improves the relationship between the workpiece and hardware.

 

BENEFITS OF TAPPING

Extends the lifetime of the material hole

Improves the grip of screws

Reduces the risk of damage

SAW CUTTING


CIRCULAR CUTTING BLADES

Cold saw cutting works on both ferrous and non-ferrous alloys, maintaining a cool temperature on the blade and workpiece where the swarfs absorb the heat.

 

BENEFITS OF COLD SAW CUTTING

Prevents the workpiece binding to the blade

Less burr production

Inhibits material expansion

MORE FABRICATION SERVICES

CNC BENDING
CNC PUNCHING