Friction drilling what is it?
Friction drilling, Form drilling or Flow drilling is a manufacturing method which uses the original parent material to locally increase material thickness, which can then be used to create a threaded connection by using a roll form tap.
How does friction drilling works?
The friction drill meets the material using relatively high axial pressure and rotational speed. As the friction drill pushes into the material, some of the displaced material forms a collar around the upper surface of the workpiece. The rest of the
How is the process a suitable alternative to rivet nuts, welded nuts and threaded inserts?
No slipping/spinning | Formed bush is remarkably strong when threaded | A high torque with high pull out strength connection | Can be completed blind or in tight profiles, saving time on production | Easy to automate, reducing production times
What is Friction drill tooling by Flowdrill capable of?
Strong threaded connections | Drilling various metals | Drilling 1.0 to 10.0 mm material thickness | Drilling up to 10,000 holes in mild steel & 5,000 holes in stainless steel | Environmentally friendly, no waste, no single fasteners, and recyclable