Things to Know about Modern Day Shop Boring

Many machine shops today utilize boring procedures. This kind of service is often used to increase hole diameters and it is much more involved than simply drilling holes or reaming. Let’s take a closer look at a modern boring operation to help you get a better understanding of its importance.

What Does Boring Involve?

The main aim of the process of boring is to enlarge holes. For example, if you need to increase the inner diameter of something, it must be done while maintaining the integrity of the work piece. In other words, enlarging does little good if straightness is compromised or warping is the result and it cannot be corrected.

A boring operation can be an extremely delicate procedure requiring specialized skills and machinery. Plus, there are several types of boring methods and each one requires a different method and machine.

Boring Vs Turning

There is a big difference between boring to increase size and simply lathe turning. Even though the two processes are similar, boring requires a different kind of support and has exact requirements. Plus, inspecting the results can be difficult and this requires a great deal of skill and experience.

Line Boring

If you are boring out an engine cylinder, line boring (also called through hole boring) is the best choice to complete the task. This boring operation is done to a rough cut (approximate size) and then a special honing method is used to provide the close tolerances required.

Back Boring

A back boring operation is used to bore part way through a structure. For example, a shotgun barrel can be back bored. This increases the diameter in the section in front of the choke, essentially providing a tighter choke. It creates a closer shooting pattern and greater overall performance. This is only one example of how the modern machine shop bores a wide range of materials.

Sharing is caring!

About The Author


Leah Austin

Meet Leah Austin, the Swiss Army knife of writing, whose love for crafting captivating content knows no bounds. Armed with a magnifying glass for detail and a treasure trove of research skills, Leah has mastered the art of delivering articles and blogs that don't just inform, they enchant. Her journey into the realm of writing started with a curiosity so profound it could rival a cat's obsession with cardboard boxes. From the depths of technology to the peaks of finance, Leah fearlessly navigates diverse subjects, infusing each piece with a fresh perspective and a commitment to accuracy that's tighter than a squirrel guarding its nuts. Fueled by a voracious appetite for knowledge and a burning desire to share it with the world, Leah possesses a superpower: the ability to turn brain-busting concepts into prose so clear even your grandma could understand. Her dedication to quality and knack for spinning a yarn have made her a digital oracle, sought after for wisdom in a sea of clickbait. When she's not hammering away at her keyboard, Leah can be found communing with nature, whipping up culinary concoctions, or disappearing into the folds of a good book. With a lifelong love affair with learning and an unwavering commitment to excellence, Leah Austin continues to dazzle and enlighten through her writing antics.