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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.

Tips for Top Boring Performance

Poor quality in the boring process can adversely affect the quality of the finished product and cause future safety issues. To produce the proper bore, you need to understand the factors involved to avoid any issues that could occur during the process. Here are three of the most common boring issues you need to avoid assuring quality.

Maintain True Bore Depth

Today’s modular tooling systems provide multiple combinations of boring tools to achieve the correct usage and maximum rigidity. Keep in mind, that when you select boring tools, you need to consider the true bore depth and the extra reach required. In a project that requires extra tool length, begin with a broader base size, and then gradually reduce the diameter to meet specifications.

Correct Speeds and Feeds are Critical

Choosing the right speeds and feeds is essential for the efficient operation of tools. This part of the boring process is critical in free-cutting conditions. Depending on these conditions, the boring bar is typically run at high speeds and moderate feed rates. 

Avoid Unstable Parts

Unstable parts can have a negative effect on boring process performance. The operator will need to fix any unstable parts, fixtures, or worn machine spindles to ensure a quality project. Generally, minor adjustments in cutting parameters and insert types can improve quality significantly. Pay close attention to the size and power of the machine center as they determine the cutting parameters. Remember, that roughing heads work differently when used with spindles of different sizes. 

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 at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 877.308.3077 or visit universaldevlieg.com.