The counter-drilling revolution

Fraunhofer IPA
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One of the biggest problems with drilling CFP-titanium stacks is the rapid wear on the drill bit and the time and cost for switching tools. The Fraunhofer IPA in Stuttgart has developed a counter-drilling procedure for creating rivet holes. Through selective tool design, the material processing was made significantly easier and the lifetime of the tool was increased. More Information

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The Fraunhofer IPA in Stuttgart is one of the largest institutes of the Fraunhofer Society with around 1,000 employees. The 13 departments of the Fraunhofer IPA are supported by the six workgroups automotive, machinery and systems manufacturing, electronics and microsystems technology, energy economy, medicine and biotechnology as well as the process industry. Homepage