Drilling is the process of forming holes in steel and other materials utilizing a drill bit.  This can be achieved by using either carbide single point, carbide multipoint or high speed steel bits.  The material is cooled using coolant from a reservoir in the drilling machine.  This coolant also blows away the chips as they emerge from the hole ensuring a smooth finish.


Counterbore  – A counterbore is a flat bottomed hole that enlarges an existing hole.  It is typically used when a fastener is to be used on a workpiece, the head of which must be either flush with or below the surface of the workpiece.

Reaming – Reaming is a process that enlarges a pre-existing hole, usually drilled, utilizing a special reaming tool.  This ensures a closer tolerance hole than can be achieved by drilling alone.

Tapping – Tapping is a process that forms threads in a drilled or reamed hole, usually for screws or bolts.  The tool used for this process is called a tap.

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  • Processed plate packaged and ready for shipment.
  • Processed plate burned per print to include a 45 degree bevel.
  • Processed plate burned per print to include a 45 degree bevel.
  • Plasma cut part processed per print.
  • Part being plasma cut including burned holes.
  • All processed parts are cleaned prior to packaging and shipment.
  • Plate processed per print.
  • Steel plate cut into circles and staged to be cleaned prior to packaging and shipment.
  • Steel plate being drilled on our Messer TMC 4500.
  • Parts being processed per print and nested to maximize plate utilization.
  • Overhead warehouse view.
  • Parts burned per print for the Railroad industry.
  • Connector plates drilled per print for the bridge industry on our Messer TMC 4500.