Composite Materials in Gundrilling

Created by layering plastic or organic materials, composites are durable materials used in various applications across industries. Composites have beneficial characteristics like abrasion resistance and dimensional stability and offer a cost-effective, versatile, and reliable machining material. Gundrilling components using composite materials yield high-quality products that meet application requirements. Learn about our premium composite material gundrilling capabilities, the benefits of gundrilling using composites, and composite material industries and applications.

Gundrilling Capabilities for Composites

Using an individualized drilling process, gundrilling offers a high-precision drilling method capable of producing hole types with excellent surface finishes, increased depths, perfect roundness, and high-tolerance straightness. Composite materials are a layered material type using organic materials or plastics, sometimes baked to give rigidity, creating hard spots that may be difficult to drill in other operations.

Gundrilling can break through hard areas in rigid layered materials, leaving a nice surface finish with hole size control, repeatability, and consistency. Specializing our drilling processes to the requirements of each component allows us to address any potential material or design complications before drilling, producing only the highest quality products.

Gundrilling creates intricate and complex hole types in a broad range of composite materials, including composites made of the following plastics and materials:

  • PEEK
  • Nylatron
  • Lexan
  • Lenan
  • Rulon
  • PTFE
  • Acetal
  • Glass-Filled
  • Noryl
  • Polycarbonate
  • Polyethylene
  • Plexiglass
  • PVC
  • PVDF
  • Ultem
  • UHMW
  • Phenolic
  • Nylon
  • ABS
  • Delrin
  • Wood
  • Bamboo
  • Flour
  • Grain Husks

Advantages of Composite Materials in Gundrilling

Like plastics, composite materials offer a variety of benefits for components in gundrilling operations. As an individualized methodology, each machining process is designed for drilling a specific material for a particular element for an application to address potential challenges and produce a premium product. Featuring reliability and strength, composite materials are cost-effective to machine. Layered plastic or organic materials used to create composites are sometimes baked to enhance composites' rigidity, offering increased density and structure. The gundrilling fabrication process is high precision with incredible accuracy for close tolerance drilling, allowing for entirely round and straight bores even in materials with increased rigidity.

Composite Material Gundrilling Applications

Various industries and applications utilize drilled components made from composite materials. As a fabrication method, gundrilling produces precision parts with enhanced technical specifications to your application requirements. Offering increased protection from extreme conditions and processes, gundrilling can create applications in a range of industries, including but not limited to:

High-Precision Gundrilling for Creating Parts with Composite Materials at AMG

American Machine & Gundrilling (AMG) has decades of experience in gundrilling composite materials. As a high-quality gundrilling fabricator, AMG uses specialized drilling processes and state-of-the-art equipment to produce precision products from composite materials for various industries. Our proven techniques are capable of meeting impressive specifications to achieve your desired component to application requirements. Contact AMG with your questions, for component design and engineering guidance, or request a quote today.