ActiveEdge Boring Tool

March 15, 2016

Rigibore’s ActiveEdge is an automatically adjustable boring tool, allowing a close tolerance bore diameter to be maintained without the need for an operator’s intervention.

This innovative system allows micron-accurate adjustments to be made on up to five individually adjustable cutting edges on the boring tool.

Adjustments based on measurement values from a spindle probe or gauge can be made to the tool whilst it remains in the machine carousel, contributing to significantly reduced cycle time.

Related Glossary Terms

  • boring


    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.

  • tolerance


    Minimum and maximum amount a workpiece dimension is allowed to vary from a set standard and still be acceptable.