Exotic & Precious Metals in Gundrilling

Exotic metals and precious alloys offer increased strength and other vital characteristics to applications. While machining exotic materials may present challenges, gundrilling offers an individualized drilling process to create critical components to exact requirements. Understand gundrilling machining capabilities for exotic materials, the benefits of using precious alloys and exotic metals, and applications and industries utilizing exotic and precious metals.

Gundrilling Capabilities for Exotic Metals & Precious Alloy Materials

Gundrilling is a high-precision manufacturing process that produces the roundest, straightest hole types in a wide range of materials. Exotic metals and precious alloys are uncommon metal materials with complex characteristics, able to withstand a variety of extreme environments and operations. Although some exotic materials are more difficult to machine, gundrilling is a specialized process that can drill materials up to 50 R/c while still meeting exact specifications.

Offering a better surface finish and capable of drilling incredible depths, achieving enhanced straightness and perfect roundness, gundrilling can produce a range of complex and intricate hole types in exotic metals and precious alloys for many applications. Gundrilling works with the following exotic metals and precious alloys:

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

Advantages of Exotic & Precious Alloys in Gundrilling Operations

Exotic materials offer a number of benefits for gundrilling components. With gundrilling methods individualized to the fabrication needs, each machining process directly addresses potential complications. Precious alloys and exotic metals can withstand various extremes like pressure, torque, temperature, and tension without stretching or deforming. These materials feature enhanced characteristics and may take longer to machine, but they offer benefits like durability and reliability under intense conditions. Additionally, gundrilling provides an accurate machining method for these materials with the ability to drill for depth, offer high-tolerance straightness, produce a perfectly round bore, and achieve a higher surface finish than other drilling techniques.

Exotic Metals & Precious Alloy Materials Gundrilling Applications

Many essential industries require components drilled from exotic materials. Gundrilling fabricates high-quality precision components for demanding applications requiring strict technical specifications. With the ability to withstand extreme operations and environments, drilled components using exotic metals and precious alloys can be found in the following applications and industries:

Discover High-Quality Exotic & Precious Metal Drilled Components at AMG

At American Machine & Gundrilling (AMG), we have decades of experience drilling exotic metals and precious alloys to create components to your specifications. Using state-of-the-art modified equipment, gundrilling produces the roundest and straightest hole types in various industry applications. With decades of technical expertise, we are proud to assist in manufacturing precision components that meet your requirements. Contact us for more information, with any creative guidance questions, or request a quote.