Cutting Tool Engineering's July 2022 issue will focus on how shops can meet demand for stringent boring operations. Bores must be machined with micron accuracy and maintain critical tolerances in low- and high-volume manufacturing applications. New digital solutions in boring and machine tool systems are set to transform industrial production. To supplement this report online, CTE will address some of these solutions during its Ask The Experts webinar scheduled for 10 a.m. (CDT) on Wednesday, July 20th. The Ask The Experts panel will consist of Rigibore Inc. President Anthony Bassett and BIG DAISHOWA Inc. Senior Product Specialist Matt Tegelman.
Keith Jennings, CTE's longtime Manager's Desk columnist and former owner of Crow Corp., will serve as moderator.
Questions for the Expert Panel may include:
- Identify and discuss advancements in boring technology that are helping shop floor machines transform industrial production. (For example, tool-to-machine digital communication and the Internet of Things.)
- What are the real-time benefits of automated boring bar systems that cutting tool suppliers and manufacturers must embrace to remain competitive?
- Discuss the impact/importance of an automated boring system capable of automatically compensating for diameter changes—without removing the tool from the machine?
- How much more productive are some of these new boring solutions?
- What has been the reaction from shops who have adopted these solutions?
Those who attend the live webinar event will be given an opportunity to pose their own questions for our expert panel. Any questions not covered during the live event will be answered following the event via email. If you would like to suggest a question for our panel in advance, drop us an email here.
Related Glossary Terms
Enlarging a hole that already has been drilled or cored. Generally, it is an operation of truing the previously drilled hole with a single-point, lathe-type tool. Boring is essentially internal turning, in that usually a single-point cutting tool forms the internal shape. Some tools are available with two cutting edges to balance cutting forces.
- boring bar
Essentially a cantilever beam that holds one or more cutting tools in position during a boring operation. Can be held stationary and moved axially while the workpiece revolves around it, or revolved and moved axially while the workpiece is held stationary, or a combination of these actions. Installed on milling, drilling and boring machines, as well as lathes and machining centers.
Measure of length that is equal to one-millionth of a meter.