Lasers have already replaced drilling, sawing, and milling in the pipe production process. But threaded pipes are another matter. Conventional laser pipe cutting machines cannot drill threads, so operators have to interrupt the process and move parts from one machining station to another. However, the new system eliminates the need for these additional steps.
Modern flow drilling methods can almost double the number of turns and reduce the required material thickness by 50%.
Flowdrill technology can be used wherever the thickness of the material is insufficient to create a thread.
They create threads in both thin-walled and thick-walled pipes and even perform flow drilling.
Flowdrill is suitable for a wide range of materials, including structural and stainless steel, copper, brass, aluminum, and other materials.