How flowdrill Works

Flowdrill is a tungsten carbide friction drill that provides a more cost-efficient and reliable connection alternative to traditional fastening methods, such as rivet, insert and weld nuts.

What is Flowdrill?

A Flowdrill is a solid carbide drilling tool, which is capable of locally displacing material in order to form increased material thickness. This increased thickness allows for a stronger fastening connection by tapping, brazing or welding.

Flowdrill is available in many sizes, suitable for diameters from 1.8 till 40 mm and for material thickness from 0.5 till 10 mm.
The area of application is steel, stainless steel, aluminium, copper and some brass alloys.

Flowdrill advantages

Increased material thickness

Suitable for high loaded threads

High process reliability

Fast production cycle time

Long tool lifetime

No waste, no single fasteners, recyclable

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, this extra thickness can then be used to create a threaded connection by using a roll form tap. Friction drilling works in steel, stainless steel, copper and aluminium with thickness’ ranging from 1.0mm to 10.0mm. Standard metric and imperial thread sizes can be catered for.

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