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in flow drilling

Processable Materials

Flow drilling can be used with virtually all thin-walled metals with a thickness from 0,8 – 12mm, depending on the thread size. For example:

  • Welding steels
  • Stainless steels
  • Aluminum
  • Copper
  • Brass
  • Bronze
  • Magnetic materials
  • Special alloys

Varnished and organically coated materials such as tin and zinc are only limited suited for flow punch forming / flow drilling. Here it is particularly important, how thick the coating is. Thicker coats must be removed before flow drilling.

Also you can take a look at the Centerdrill Videos for various materials. Watch it now!

Do you have questions about a special material? Click here to contact us!

Centerdrill Explorer – makes flow drilling easier!


All in one – Tool finder and process database for your application!

Our Centerdrill Explorer will show you the right RPM, feed rate and the required power for your machine, for a lot of materials und material thicknesses. All data available for the flow drilling process as well as for the thread forming process.

For example these data include specifications for following materials: stainless steel, steel, aluminum, copper and brass and for the material thicknesses between 0,8-12mm.


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