• MMS Youtube
  • MMS Facebook
  • MMS Linkedin
  • MMS Twitter
10/17/2017

DeHoff G560-DR2 Drills and Reams Gun Barrels

Originally titled 'G560-DR2 Drills and Reams Gun Barrels'
Facebook Share Icon LinkedIn Share Icon Twitter Share Icon Share by EMail icon Print Icon

Kays Engineering Inc.’s DeHoff G560-DR2 gun barrel drilling and reaming machine has a quick tooling changeover after the barrels are gundrilled that allows a pull-reaming operation to be performed using the same machine. 

Share

Facebook Share Icon LinkedIn Share Icon Twitter Share Icon Share by EMail icon Print Icon

Kays Engineering Inc.’s DeHoff G560-DR2 drilling and reaming machine performs both operations on gun barrels. After the barrels are gundrilled, a quick tooling changeover allows a pull-reaming operation to be performed using the same machine. The twin-spindle machine has a drilling capacity of 17 to 50 caliber and a slide travel of 60 inches (1524 mm), the company says.

According to the company, the G560-DR2 is part of a turnkey package of gun barrel manufacturing equipment offered by DeHoff, including machines for gundrilling, pull-reaming, button rifling, cut rifling, as well as tooling, heat treat ovens, and gaging equipment.

The drilling and reaming machine features a cast-iron drill head base with hardened and ground steel box ways, plus hand-scraped and fitted saddle, gibs, and straps. This results in vibration damping, extended tool life, and improved surface finish, the company says.

RELATED CONTENT

  • Tips for Tapping Titanium Alloys

    Creating threaded holes in titanium alloys calls for proper techniques based on an understanding of both the properties of these materials and the peculiarities of the tapping process.

  • Taking The Fear Out Of Hard Turning

    To make the transition to hard turning, you'll need to switch from carbide to CBN inserts, but that is easier (and more economical) than you might think. It's making the jump to much higher surface speeds that might scare you off. It needn't. Here's why.

  • How To Machine Aircraft Titanium: The 8-To-1 Rule For Finishing Walls And Ribs

    Part of a series of articles on more efficient machining of pockets in titanium parts, this article makes the case for a tool with many cutting edges, and describes how best to apply it.  

Related Topics

Resources