Interactive Resource icon  Reaming with a Reamer

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Description: Reaming is an operation that involves finishing a hole that has already been roughly drilled. This is an operation from which one expects to obtain a certain level of dimensional and geometric quality, as well as a smooth surface condition. This animation shows one of the tools used for this operation, the machine reamer. It is usually a low-productivity tool, but which under certain lubrication conditions (carbide, ceramic or diamond tools with pressurised lubrication through the centre of the tool) allows greater performance to be attained. The reamer follows the rough hole.
Keywords: reaming • hole • surface finish • machine reamer
Categories: Materials > Metals & alloys > Aluminium & alloys
Processes > Shaping > Machining
Processes > Surface treatments
Created by: Benoît Verquin, CETIM
Jean Saint-Chely, CETIM
Cheryl Anderson, The University of Liverpool
MATTER, The University of Liverpool
Contributions: Marc Ryckeboer, Sapa
Bernard Marandet, ALCAN Centre de Recherches de Voreppe
Published by: European Aluminium Association, Brussels
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Date created: 26 February 2004
Date added: 29 July 2010
Resource ID: 3162