Standardized Back Boring Tools Available
Steiner Technologies, a provider of back boring tools, has expanded its portfolio with a new reverse machining product line.
Steiner Technologies, a provider of back boring tools, has expanded its portfolio with a new reverse machining product line. Offered in partnership with German manufacturer Hermann Bilz, the Bilz line offers manufacturers a variety of standard reverse boring solutions for immediate shipment in the United States.
Reverse boring solutions are varied and unique to each application, generally requiring custom solutions that take weeks to produce and ship, the company says. The availability of the Bilz line from Steiner addresses both concerns with a catalog of standard components.
The addition of the Bilz line also completes Steiner’s counterboring portfolio. While the company’s Autofacer is well-suited for high-volume applications, the Bilz line suits shorter production runs and less demanding applications for shops large and small.
Cutting holes by interpolating a face milling cutter may be a better process choice for many rough and even finish boring operations. Software improvements and better cutter designs allow expanding use of the versatile face mill for hole making.
One of the most common methods of tapping in use today on CNC machines is 'rigid tapping' or 'synchronous feed tapping.' A rigid tapping cycle synchronizes the machine spindle rotation and feed to match a specific thread pitch. Since the feed into the hole is synchronized, in theory a solid holder without any tension-compression can be used.
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