Drilling is one of the most common operations used to make a hole in steel, stainless steel, cast iron, and non-ferrous and high-temperature materials. Fidelity tools offers a full line of versatile and material-specific solid carbide drills that are designed to perform in general-purpose, multi-purpose, and high-volume production environments.
What is solid carbide drills
Carbide drill bits are the high-end option in manufacturing and CNC (Computer Numeric Control) machining environments. Carbide drills provide faster cutting rates, longer tool life, better positional and dimensional accuracy and improved surface finish. As result, Solid carbide drills are a great option for excellent process security, manufacturing economy and good hole quality.
Solid Carbide drill bits are made from tungsten carbide, a chemical compound of carbon, tungsten and cobalt. This powder is joined by a process called sintering to form solid carbide rods. At 82 HRC, give or take, tungsten carbide is much harder than the traditional tool steel materials, like cobalt or HSS. This extremely hard and wear-resistant material provides faster cutting speed, more durability, and longevity. As a result, it’s a popular choice for tough jobs。