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1270 Agricola Drive, Saginaw, Michigan 48604 USA

Ph: 989.752.3077 | Toll Free:877.308.3077


Universal Engineering / Devlieg Microbore

Universal/Devlieg Inc.

Understanding the Boring Process

It is common in manufacturing for parts and materials to go through multiple cutting processes to meet the product's exact specifications. This production includes producing holes in the material. While operations such as drilling create holes, boring works best for holes of different diameters, precision requirements, and positional specifications.

Types of Boring Process

Industrial boring can be broken down into two processes. First is line boring, in which precise surface holes are made through a single part of the material. The second is back boring, where the hole is enlarged from either end of the material. Industrial boring milling is used for three main objectives in manufacturing production:


Guided and determined by the size of drilling bits, this process expands pre-drilled holes into different sizes. 


Adhering to set limitations, this process creates concentric holes within specific exterior diameters.


Holes that have already been drilled can be straightened to improve accuracy.  

Types of Boring Machines

Boring machines are available in various shapes, designs, and operational capabilities because creating and expanding surface holes depends on the boring direction. Types include vertical, horizontal, and JIG boring machines. Boring tools on the rotating spindle can be altered to fit the project's specifications. The design of each boring machine matches specific operational requirements. Industrial boring use several methods, including lead screw hole locating, mechanical gauging, electrical gauging, and optical gauging-measuring.

Universal DeVlieg provides innovative and cost-cutting tool holding and high precision boring solutions to the machine tool industry, servicing a diversified customer base. The combination of over 32,000 active part numbers, over 10,000 standard items, and our technical support staff deliver design engineering expertise that is unmatched in the industry. To learn more about Universal DeVlieg, contact us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 877.308.3077 or visit at universaldevlieg.com.