This simple drilling like process with Fdrill has many names: Thermal friction drilling, friction drilling, flow punch drilling, flow drilling,form drilling, flow forming, stir friction drilling, punch forming, and thermal drilling. Thermal friction drilling with Fdrill is as easy as drilling holes with regular drills. Modern tooling materials and advanced tool grinding technologies make this process reliable, repeatable and precise for production. The Fdrill line of punch form tools is best for a large range of applications.
Today, Fdrill tools are used in almost all industries. New applications and new design ideas are adding consistently to it's use, while improving products and better the manufacturing process. When useful, thermal friction drilling, simply punch forming with Fdrill is very productive and reduces cost overall. In general, the flow forming drilling cycle is faster than drilling and gives the designer the benefit to eliminate inserts, welded bracings or welded nuts while strengthening the material. For round tubing it is possible to add sealing surfaces. Further uses are the welding of same or different malleable materials together, where the Fdill thermal fiction drilling process formes the materials together and creates a bushing. When creating bearing bushings, brazing connections or to integrate stronger threads, flow drilling is especially for tubular and thin-walled malleable metals up to 1/2" in wall thickness. Applicable Materials: Welding Steels Stainless Steel Materials Aluminum Cooper Brass Bronze Magnetic Materials Special Alloys