Boring Heads are used to create the tightest tolerance holes with the best surface finish on a milling machine. To learn more about their operation, see our article on Boring Head Operation.
In this article, we will go through the most common brands of Boring Head that are available on the market.
Criterion Boring Head
Allied Machine manufactures criterion brand boring heads. Most of their more modern design boring heads have built-in insert holders so they do not use boring bars. They offer automatic boring heads as well as mini-boring heads.
Big Kaiser Boring Head
Big Kaiser Boring Heads, made by Big Daishowa, are some of the premium boring heads on the market. Features include:
- Self-balancing for smooth higher rpm operation.
- Digital readouts and blue tooth app connections for ease of use.
- Modular boring system ensures versatility.
Wohlhaupter Boring Head
Like Criterion, Allied Machine manufactures Wohlhaupter brand boring heads. The Wohlhaupter line is focused on high-end boring needs and includes an automatic boring and facing head as well as their line of “Special Boring Tools” where Allied works with the customer to provide custom solutions.
D’Andrea Boring Head
Italian Company D’Andrea offers a variety of innovative Boring Head Solutions. Their U-Tronic Line allows g-code control of the boring head which acts as the machine’s U-Axis. They have several other lines with this function, as well as a basic automatic boring and facing head.
Parlec Boring Head
Parlec offers a full-featured modular boring head system.
Kennametal Boring Head
Kennametal makes a full line of modular boring head systems including the Romicro Boring Head.
Narex Boring Head
Artisan Ring Boring Head
The Artisan Ring Boring Head is a low-cost unit primarily sold to the hobby jewelry-making market.
Iscar Boring Head
Iscar offers a full modular boring head system with digital readouts. The ITS Bore Boring Head is one such system.
Nikken Boring Head
Pinzbohr Boring Head
Stanny Boring Head
Soba Boring Head
Walter Boring Head
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