Friction Drilling

An interesting process that creates a very useful hole in metals is friction drilling or flow drilling. Rather than using a fluted drill bit to cut a hole, friction drilling uses a conical bit coated made of a high heat-resistant material from the ceramic family to form the hole. In this process the bit is pressed into the target body …

High Speed Video Of Drill Tool

I love to see what is really happening at the interface of a cutting tool and there is no better way to see it that slowing down a high-speed video. Ingersoll Cutting Tools have once again made a high-speed video of one of their tools in action. This one is their Quad Drill+ cutting a half hole in 1018 mild …

3D Printing Assembly Jigs And Fixtures

Stratasys shares how Rutland Plastics utilises Polyjet 3D printers to make jigs and fixtures for their operation in this video. According to Rutland Plastics’ engineer Simon Grainger, by manufacturing their jigs and fixtures using a Stratsys Objet350 Connex 3D printer they save time and money when compared with the alternative of machining them from wood, metal or plastic. It also …