Drilling involves the use of a drill bit to shape a material into a predetermined set of dimensions. Drills are used to cut holes into metal, wood, plastics and similar materials. Depending on the drill bit that’s used, it’s possible to create holes in extremely tough materials, often to a considerable depth. The exact dimensions of the hole can be altered simply by changing the drill bit. Most machine shops that have a drilling service can offer a wide selection of different hole positions, shapes, and sizes. The speed of drilling is influenced by the type of material being worked on, the dimensions of the hole to be created and the efficiency of the cooling process. Modern machines benefit from sophisticated cooling systems, enabling fast, accurate production.
Depending on what type of result is required, we can normally come up with a drill bit that will give you the outcome you’re looking for. The types of drilling machines that are commonly available include: lathes, drill presses, mills, machining centers, and turning centers. Common drilling processes performed on these types of machines include the use of step drills, core drills, hole saws, center drills, twist drills, counter sinks and counter bore tools. Each one provides a slightly different result. Our drilling machines can usually be fitted with an appropriate drill bit for your task, offering a versatile solution that can be tailored to your specific requirements. No matter where you want your holes to be located or what size or configuration you’re looking for, a high-grade drilling machine will usually be able to get the job done for you.