Are Boring Mills Still Used Today?

Are Boring Mills Still Used Today?

Boring mills usually don’t get the promotion and acknowledgement like other machines, but they remain vital in many manufacturing operations because they perform a lot of basic machining operations that are still essential for most industrial sectors. High quality boring machines are marked by precision and versatility. Their employment in projects that require intricate details remains highly popular.

Boring is a process of enlarging a drilled hole by using a single-point cutting tool during internal turning. It can also be used for roughing or finishing internal surfaces that are not easily accessible otherwise. Boring mills have larger configurable envelopes compared to other machines, so they are capable of handling larger parts. Other horizontal machining centers are typically not built for handling large parts and would thus be incapable of completing this kind of job. Furthermore, boring mill spindles are capable of accessing smaller cavities.   

Depending on the application, you may go for either a horizontal or a vertical boring mill. The choice depends on the size of the part you are planning to machine. In a vertical boring mill, the part cannot exceed three feet because you will have to turn the part during the machining process, and it will be extremely hard to do if the part exceeds 3 feet in size. On the other hand, horizontal boring mills are capable of handling larger sizes because the work pieces are kept stationary during the horizontal boring process. Different applications thus require a choice between the two boring mills. Both tend to be used regularly in machining shops.  


Can you give examples of what kinds of applications is either machine good for?
Posted by: Peter Plasiak | July 16, 2016, 12:41 pm
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