When it comes to drilling equipment and capabilities, Kloeckner leads the North American metals industry.
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Kloeckner offers extensive drilling capabilities throughout our conveniently located network of North American service centers. Thanks to state-of-the-art equipment, Kloeckner can provide customers with expanded capabilities including first, second, and third stage processing. Servicing every stage of the supply chain, we give our customers the possibility for end-to-end supply chains to be invoiced through one supplier. 

Products That Undergo Drilling

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Industries Served by Drilling

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is drilling?


    It is a metalworking process that involves creating holes in metal using a rotating cutting tool called a drill bit. It is held in a machine, which is used to apply force and rotate the drill bit into the metal. As the drill bit rotates, it cuts into the metal, removing material and creating a hole of a specific size and depth.

    It is used in the metal industry for a wide range of applications, such as:

    1. Creating holes for fasteners: It is commonly used to create holes for screws, bolts, and other fasteners in metal components.
    2. Creating holes for wiring and cables: It is used to create holes in metal components to route wires and cables through.
    3. Removing material for shaping: It can be used to remove excess material from metal components to achieve the desired shape and size.
    4. Creating precision holes for mechanical components: It can be used to create precise holes for mechanical components, such as bearings and shafts, which require a high degree of accuracy and precision.
    5. Manufacturing metal parts: It is an important process in the manufacturing of metal parts and components for various industries, such as automotive, aerospace, and electronics.

    There are different types of machines used in the metal industry, including radial, pillar, and CNC drilling machines. The choice of machine depends on the specific application and material.

  • What industries rely on drilling as a service?


    Drilled metals have a wide range of applications across various industries. Some of the industries that commonly use drilled metals include:

    1. Construction: They are used extensively in the construction industry for applications such as framing, roofing, and cladding. They are used in various building types such as commercial, residential, and industrial buildings.
    2. Automotive: Drilled metals are used extensively in the automotive industry for manufacturing vehicle parts such as gears, brake rotors, and engine components.
    3. Oil and gas: They are used in the oil and gas industry for manufacturing drilling equipment and pipelines. Drilled metals are critical to the extraction, production, and transportation of oil and gas.
    4. Electronics: In the electronics industry, it is used for manufacturing printed circuit boards, heat sinks, and other electronic components.
    5. Medical: Drilled metals are used in the medical industry for manufacturing surgical instruments, orthopedic implants, and dental instruments.
    6. Manufacturing: Drilled metals are used in various manufacturing industries for the production of different components, such as bearings, shafts, and gears.

    Overall, the process is diverse and widespread across various industries.

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