Here at M4 Sciences we take pride in helping people with their gun drilling applications and are constantly keeping up on the latest deep hole drilling technology. Gun drilling seems to be a bit of a lost art that is making a strong resurgence as its found to be a reliable way to drill precise deep holes in a variety of materials. As we embark on creating new helpful information via our blog, I thought it would be a good place to start by organizing all the useful gun drilling resources that are available to you right now. Whether you are a newbie or a rock star, hopefully you'll find the list useful.
Professor Viktor P. Astakhov
Long list of gun drilling resources including advanced technical papers, helpful articles, and various industry links. http://gundrilling.tripod.com/
Gun Drilling on Swiss Type Machines | Sterling Gun Drills
Helpful article introducing gun drilling on swiss lathes. http://www.sterlinggundrills.com/media/gun_drilling_on_swiss_type_machines.shtml
High Pressure Coolant Chart by Hole Diameter | Sterling Gun Drills
Good starting point for gun drilling coolant flow and pressure, plus spraymist alternative. http://www.sterlinggundrills.com/media/gun_drilling_on_a_cnc.shtml
Gunning For Better Results In Deep Hole Drilling | Unisig
Published article covering the benefits of gun drilling. http://www.unisig.com/gundrilling-education/drilling-articles/gun-drilling-for-better-results-article.php
Gundrilling Problem Solutions: Research Report | Professor Viktor P. Astakhov
Detailed troubleshooting report that may help you with some of you problems. http://publications.axspace.com/ReportGundrilingAAMAstakhov.pdf
Gun Drilling Technical Support | Drill Masters Eldorado
Very comprehensive source of information on gun drill tooling and proper usage. http://www.dmetool.com/index.php/gundrilling-technical-support-and-solutions/technical-support-for-gundrilling
Gun Drill Solutions On Swiss Lathes | REM Tsugami
Detailed article about gun drilling on a swiss lathes and the proper setup. http://swissturning.blogspot.com/2009/07/gun-drill-solutions-for-long-thin-parts.html
Gun Drill Process Video and How To Spec | Guhring
Video on gun drilling process and how to spec gun drills. http://youtu.be/KB8vj3IeIkE
Gun Drill Tooling Manufacturers
Links to the top gun drill tooling manufacturers.
Drill Masters Eldorado
Modulation Assisted Machining with Gun Drills | M4 Sciences
Of course I had to include our own research and technical papers on MAM and gun drilling.
MAM technology and gun drilling