Did You Know: 3 Interesting Facts About Boring Mills

Did You Know: 3 Interesting Facts About Boring Mills

The workhorse in almost every machining shop is a boring mill. It allows operators to achieve higher efficiency and accuracy in their work. Boring milling machines are mainly used to enlarge holes that have been cast or drilled already on a workpiece. During this process, they can also either roughen or smoothen the interior surface of the hole. These functions of a boring machine are primarily used to enhance greater accuracy of the diameter of a hole.

If you are using one of these machines or considering purchasing one, you might be interested in these fascinating bits of trivia about them:

There Are Two Different Types of Boring Mills

The two major types of boring milling machines are the horizontal boring mill and the vertical boring mill. These two varieties perform similar jobs in different ways. Horizontal boring mills allow the workpiece to rest on the table while the boring bar is the one rotating to create the bore. In the vertical version of the mill, it is the workpiece that rotates while the boring tool moves in a linear motion without turning. 

The First Precision Boring Machine Was Created in 1775

During the Industrial Revolution, an English industrialist by the name of John Wilkinson who became hailed as Iron-Mad man. We have him to thank for pioneering the production of cast iron goods and one of his most notable inventions was the first precision boring machine back in 1775.

Boring mills are used on many products

Boring milling machines are utilized for a wide array of products used in a number of industries. The most common products include gearboxes, turbine casings, stern tubes, rudder bores, transfer gearbox housings, drive shaft housing, hinge pins, and so much more across several industries, ranging from the automotive to power production and metal fabrication to shipbuilding.   

Wow, cool facts!
Posted by: Jenna | July 24, 2019, 2:17 pm
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