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Dual Horizontal Tapping

Dual horizontal tapping for a customer in France. Simple fixture example
Jan 11, 2013
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Stroke Length Adjustment on AutoDrills - How To!

The AutoDrill 2000 and 5000 series units have an integrated stop block that allows a fast and highly precise stroke length adjustment for the unit. By adjust...
Jan 11, 2013
Joe Agro posted a blog post

The Advantage of Multi-Spindle Heads Explained

Why a Gang Drill Set-Up Could Save You Lots of Money!(Just as a quick side note, we have not figured out why this blog engine won't let us use the word h-o-l-e (without the dashes) in our posts.  So wherever you see h***, simply think of the word that should go there.)Many manufacturers are familiar with the term “fast cutting” when it comes to high-speed spindles on machine tools. It is so closely related to cutting tool technology that it is hard to separate. However, high-speed drilling or…See More
Oct 17, 2012
Joe Agro posted a blog post

Tap & Drill Chart

TapandDrillChart.pdfTap and Drill Chart (Recommended tap drill to use for 75% depth of thread)To Tap this Size Screw   Or Bolt:Use This Drill Bit:(Closest Fractional:)Decimal Inches0-80 NF3/64″3/64″.04690-80 NF3/64″3/64″.04691-64 NC#53-.05951-72 NF#531/16″.05952-56 NC#50-.07002-64 NF#50-.07003-48 NC#475/64″.07853-56 NF#45-.08204-36 NS#44-.08604-40 NC#433/32″.08904-48 NF#423/32″.09353mm- .060mm2.5mm-.09841/8-40…See More
Oct 10, 2012
Joe Agro posted a blog post

How to Drill Metal - A Simple Primer

Drilling metal typically is not too difficult if you set up properly to do so.Some would call it a very tricky operation. With a few precautions, you too can be an expert at drilling metal items.The first thing to consider is, “What is it that I actually want to accomplish?” Drilling metal requires the right tooling – often simply called a “drill bit”, proper hole and location measurements and a good amount of patience during the set-up process. Do it right the first time because there’s always…See More
Oct 3, 2012
Joe Agro posted a blog post

Collet Nut Torque Chart - Useful Information

ColletNutTorque#sChart.pdfCollet NutsWrench TypeTorqueER 16Slotted45 ft/lbsER 16Hex45 ft/lbsER 20Slotted67 ft/lbsER 20Hex67 ft/lbsER 25Slotted85 ft/lbsER 25 Mini NutCastle25 ft/lbsER 32Slotted112 ft/lbsER 40Slotted126 ft/lbsSYOZ 25/TG 100Hook90 ft/lbsTG 75Hex90 ft/lbsTG 100Hex90 ft/lbsSee More
Sep 26, 2012
Joe Agro posted a blog post

Which is More “Green”, Air or Electric Powered Drilling?

 Recently, we had a discussion in the office about environmentally friendly procedures for our business.  One thing lead to another and we started comparing our drilling equipment to the competition’s as far as how environmentally responsible all of us in the industry were.The discussion covered things like oil contamination in the shop and shop air, power requirements, and…See More
Sep 19, 2012
Joe Agro posted a blog post

Material Pusher Heaven and Much More

“Enter a length and process your part… It’s just that simple!”  That’s what some people say.  Truth is, processing multiple hole drilling and/or tapping processes along with saw cut operations and the like can be extremely challenging to a manufacturing facility.AutoDrill stands ready to help you solve your most complex processes with the help of our seasoned and highly professional machine builders.Whether you are drilling and tapping holes on a rotary table in a multi-drill format or simply…See More
Sep 12, 2012
Joe Agro replied to Andrew (The Prototype Guy)McEwen's discussion Who are you and what type of work do you do? Please introduce yourself to the group and let us know what you specialize in.
"Joe here... Focusing on drilling, tapping and hole processing machines for manufacturers and machine builders."
Sep 6, 2012
Joe Agro commented on Marshall Matheson's group Machine Tool Exchange
"Quick intro: I specialize in drilling and tapping equipment for manufacturers and machine builders.  Whether you need to remove 10,000 injection mold sprus (sp?) or drill a bunch of holes, I can likely help you. I'm here to network and to…"
Sep 6, 2012
Joe Agro replied to ABHIJIT AMDEKAR's discussion Machine Designer in the group Custom Machine Design
"Abhijit, What is your physical location?  We are looking for machine designers and re-sale folks all over the world for our products. Maybe reply privately here (is that possible) or contact us via our web site ww.drill-hq.com Regards, Joe"
Sep 6, 2012
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Machine Tool Exchange

Group for machine tools and manufacturing processes - design, mechanical, and manufacturing engineers.
Sep 6, 2012
Joe Agro commented on Marshall Matheson's group Custom Machine Design
"Looking forward to learning and possibly offering my drilling machine technology to others..."
Sep 6, 2012
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Custom Machine Design

Standard equipment is the quickest way to make a product. When no suitable equipment is available, custom designed equipment is next to be considered. Engineers with a roadblock in their design can discuss with others with this group.
Sep 6, 2012
Joe Agro commented on Marshall Matheson's group Rapid Manufacturing Exchange
"New to the forum...  Looking forward to reading and seeing some interesting things here. As an FYI - We offer multiple spindle attachments for CNC-type applications as well as simple self-feeder drills, taps, reamers, etc. Even attachments for…"
Sep 6, 2012
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Rapid Manufacturing Exchange

Rapid Prototyping and Digital Manufacturing Group. Includes SLA, SLS, FDM, CNC, Injection Mold, Polyjet, and Cast Urethanes.
Sep 6, 2012

Profile Information

Company
AutoDrill LLC
Job Title
Partner
Industry
Self Feeding and Multiple Spindle Drilling and Tapping - Manufacturing
Company Website
http://www.Drill-HQ.com
Your Engineering Focus
Drilling, Tapping, Reaming, etc. (Various Hole Processing)
I'm Looking For:
Networking, Business Partners, Inspiration, Peer Feedback
Personal Interests
Adopt One Village and their efforts overseas.
Other Website / Personal Site / LinkedIn Profile
http://https://www.facebook.com/AutoDrill
Twitter Account
http://twitter.com/AutoDrill

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The Advantage of Multi-Spindle Heads Explained

Posted on October 17, 2012 at 10:00am 0 Comments

Why a Gang Drill Set-Up Could Save You Lots of Money!

(Just as a quick side note, we have not figured out why this blog engine won't let us use the word h-o-l-e (without the dashes) in our posts.  So wherever you see h***, simply think of the word that should go there.)

Many manufacturers are familiar with the term “fast cutting” when it comes to high-speed spindles on machine tools. It is so closely related to cutting tool technology…

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Tap & Drill Chart

Posted on October 10, 2012 at 8:30am 0 Comments

TapandDrillChart.pdf

Tap and Drill Chart…

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How to Drill Metal - A Simple Primer

Posted on October 3, 2012 at 8:00am 0 Comments

Drilling metal typically is not too difficult if you set up properly to do so.

Some would call it a very tricky operation. With a few precautions, you too can be an expert at drilling metal items.

The first thing to consider is, “What is it that I actually want to accomplish?” Drilling metal requires the right tooling – often simply called a “drill bit”, proper hole and location measurements and a good amount of patience during the set-up process. Do it right the first time…

Continue

Collet Nut Torque Chart - Useful Information

Posted on September 26, 2012 at 8:00am 0 Comments

ColletNutTorque#sChart.pdf

Collet Nuts Wrench Type…
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