EB Drilling offers a striking combination of flexibility and quality. The EB moves at highest speeds and drills very clean through holes. Furthermore, each drill hole can have different dimensional properties. These features enable maximized productivity.
Electron beam drilling is very flexible and highly productive with the following features:
Very wide range of drillable materials:
Aside of steel and steel alloys, chemical active metals (e.g. titanium, zirconium, beryllium) or even refractory metals (e.g. tungsten, molybdenum, niobium) are drillable. Furthermore, the electron particle beam couples independently of the wavelength into optically reflective surfaces. The electron beam can easily drill even copper.
High aspect ratio (depth to diameter) up to 25:
The electron beam enables thermal drilling process for very narrow and deep through holes.
Fully automated drilling:
The drilling process of each item can be securely controlled and documented. Fully automated electron beam machines drill extremely precise with repeatable and fully traceable relevant drilling parameters per hole and per workpiece.
A slight taper over the entire hole depth characterizes the shape of through holes drilled by EBD. This makes electron beam drillings specifically suitable for filtration applications.
Electron Beam Machining - Systems & Options