At RapidDone, we provide a reliable CNC drilling service for creating parts to the customer’s exact specifications. Thanks to our years of experience and our world-class machine shop in China, we can take on any CNC Drilling project, no matter how complex.
Also, we are an typical on-demand part manufacturer. So, we can handle orders ranging from prototypes to high-volume production runs efficiently and rapidly.
Contact us with your projects today and let us help you take advantage of the significant benefits CNC Drilling offers. We can promise you the best possible product quality at an affordable rate when you look for a such manufacturing requirement.
We can create high-precision CNC machined parts with perfect features. With our drilling process, we can create accurate and precise holes with tolerances at +/-0.02 mm depending on the customer’s requirements.
At RapidDone, there are several steps involved in creating a product using the CNC drilling process. These steps include.
√ Prepare a 3D Model
The 3D model contains all the features and components of the product and is necessary for programming the machine. This is normally from our customers.
√ Converting the Model into G-Code
G-Code is a special type of programming language that the machine understands. It provides instructions to the machine, telling it where to cut and drill the necessary holes.
Special software called a slicer converts the 3D model into these instructions. The G-Code is then loaded directly into the machine to control the drilling process.
√ Preparing the Machine
Before CNC machining operation can start, the machine has to be set up correctly. First, the machinist has to load the G-code on the machine.
Next, the workpiece must be clamped firmly on the machine to ensure it doesn’t move during drilling. Finally, the machinist must select the appropriate drill bit for the job.
√ Hole Drilling
Once the machine is set up, the Drilling operation commences. The CNC machine controls the drill bit as it cuts the holes to the appropriate depths and diameters.
√ Quality Control
After the machine is done drilling the workpiece and has been finished and deburred properly, our engineers check the product for defects like holes out of tolerance, poor surfaces, etc.
Manufacturing Tips From RapidDone
To get high-quality parts using CNC Drilling, we usually follow some tips and standards based on our manufacturing experience.
Always use suitable coolants to extend the tool life and produce a good finish.
Use the shortest possible drill bit for the hole to prevent vibration, deflection, and chatter.
Use drill bits chip-breaking edges for better chip removal and coolant flow to the drill’s head.
Always start with a smaller hole and step up the size for the best tolerance. For example, start a 20mm hole with a 10mm bit and enlarge it with a 20mm bit.
Finish the hole with a low feed rate for the best hole quality.
Frequently Asked Questions
We’ve compiled some of the questions our customers usually ask us about our operations. Here are some of them.
1. What is CNC Drilling?
Drilling is a machining process that involves creating a round hole in a solid material using a rotating cutting tool called a drill bit. CNC Drilling takes this to another level by integrating computer control with the drilling machine.
So, CNC drilling involves creating precise round holes in a solid material with the aid of a computer-controlled cutting tool.
2. Common Applications
CNC Drilling has applications in almost any field in the industry. It is used in various operations, including creating holes for fasteners, chamfering, reaming, threading, countersinking, etc.
All these are important processes in the fabrication of parts in the industry. Some examples at work in the industry include:
Drilling holes for fasteners like screws in metal and wood fabrication.
Creating parts like engine blocks and gear hubs for the automobile industry.
Creating patterns with circular profiles on plastic parts.
CNC drilling is an upgrade over conventional methods of creating holes in parts. Let’s look at some of its advantages.
CNC Drilling is perfect for mass-producing high-quality products at a reduced cost. Since the entire process is automated, it doesn’t need a human machinist at the controls directing the drilling operation.
√ Precision and Accuracy
The precision and accuracy offered by computer-controlled machines are unrivaled. For example, using CNC Drilling, you can create holes in parts precisely as specified in the manufacturing plans without any error or deviation.
Product variation is a quality defect that can inflate manufacturing costs and waste resources. With CNC Drilling, product defects are no longer a problem on the production line.
Thanks to the precise computer control, variations between different product batches are eliminated. So, you can be sure you are getting the best quality possible, no matter the batch.