Materials Drilled

Drilling materials, like exotic metals and hardened alloys, can be difficult in traditional drilling operations. Gundrilling can create incredibly straight bores with complex hole types and tight diameters in a variety of materials. Discover Gundrilling capabilities for standard materials, exotic alloys, plastic and polymers, and everyday materials like wood.

Gundrilling Materials

Various materials can be used with Gundrilling processes. Using high-quality materials to produce complex internal components and machined parts to meet the needs of demanding industry applications is possible with specialized Gundrilling manufacturing methods. Standard Gundrilling operations use materials like:

  • Alloy Steel
  • Aluminum
  • Brass
  • Cast Iron
  • Heat-Treated Stainless
  • Molybdenum
  • Steel
  • Titanium
  • Tool Steel

Without sacrificing quality, Gundrilling can achieve challenging hole types in many materials, including exotic and precious metals, polymers and plastics, and other common material types.

Exotics & Precious Metals

Materials like exotic alloys and precious metals can be challenging in traditional drilling and machining. For applications that require complex drilling and unique materials, Gundrilling provides a comprehensive solution. Exotic alloys and precious metals that can be machined in Gundrilling include:

  • Aircraft-Grade Aluminum
  • AMCO Series
  • Beryllium
  • Cobalt
  • Gold
  • Hanes Alloy
  • Hastelloy
  • Inconel
  • Invar
  • Kovar
  • Medical Stainless
  • Monel
  • Nitinol
  • Silver
  • Zirconium

Polymers & Plastics

A wide variety of polymers and plastics can be machined with Gundrilling. Polymers and plastic materials that can be used in our operations include the following:

  • Plexiglass
  • Polyethylene
  • PVC / PVDF
  • Ultem
  • Nylon
  • Polycarbonate
  • ABS
  • Delrin
  • UHMW
  • Phenolic
  • PEEK
  • Nylatron
  • Lexan
  • Lenan
  • Rulon
  • Acetal
  • Glass-filled
  • Noryl

Other Material Types

Producing components from standard materials is possible with advanced Gundrilling offerings. Drilling capabilities are compatible with other common material types, such as:

Material Machining Capabilities

While new exotics and treated materials can be difficult to machine in traditional drilling, Gundrilling can work with many materials. All previously mentioned materials, and materials up to 50 R/c, can be machined with complex Gundrilling capabilities. Challenging hole types such as concentric stepped, intersecting, tight diameters and long bores determined by diameter size are achievable in several materials with Gundrilling. Applications requiring specialized components with complex bore types from many materials can achieve precision, high-tolerance straightness, strict diameter sizes, and incredible lengths with Gundrilling manufacturing.

Produce Quality Drilled Components from a Wide Variety of Materials at AMG

Meet complex drilling standards in specialized and challenging materials with Gundrilling. At American Machine & Gundrilling (AMG), we have decades of experience in Gundrilling manufacturing to help create hard-to-do hole types for applications with stringent drilling requirements. Contact us with any questions you may have about Gundrilling material capabilities or request a quote for a custom-machined part.