thermal drilling

thermal drilling

[¦thər·məl ¦dril·iŋ]
(mechanical engineering)
A machining method in which holes are drilled in a workpiece by heat generated from the friction of a rotating tool.
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Contract notice: research of the site of implantation of a new thermal drilling in the city of rochefort by study of seismic reflection
To reduce cost, the company investigated using thermal drilling, where friction is used to drill holes into the metal, eliminating the use of welded nuts or inserts.
Contract notice: research of the site of implementation of a new thermal drilling in the city of rochefort by seismic analysis reflexion reference number: 3-19s0031
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