Boring Machines Basics
The boring process of enlarging pre-drilled holes utilizes various machines to suit different parameters. In this blog, we will discuss the types of boring machines.
The most common and widely used boring machines, horizontal boring machines are found in workshops that specialize in repairs and small-scale manufacturing. When using these machines, use a single-pointed cutter inserted horizontally into the existing workpiece hole. In addition to boring applications, these machines are often used for milling, reaming, and drilling.
This machine moves in an upward-downward motion and uses a rotary cutting piece joined to a horizontal table. A vertical boring machine works well for enlarging pre-existing holes in cylindrical or conical format workpieces. Generally, the holes are concentric with the axis of the rotating cutters.
Table Type Boring
Horizontal boring machines bore holes using a spindle parallel to the worktable and are placed on the table to perform various boring operations. Offering versatility and convenience, a horizontal boring machine can be used in multiple general purpose manufacturing applications.
Precision boring machines use a single point cutting tool to bore holes into a workpiece to widened material as it moves parallel to the rotating cutters. These machines work best to produce large internal holes in a workpiece requiring tight tolerances and precisely accurate specifications. Additionally, precision boring machines can be used to maintain high dimensional accuracy by straightening initial holes and correcting defects from the initial drilling.