Upcoming exhibitions

11/04/2016 - 15/04/2016
4401 Hall 4

Welcome to Flowdrill, specialists in thermal friction drilling (flow drill)

Flowdrill is a solid tungsten carbide tool, capable of locally displacing material to form increased material thickness. This increased material thickness allows for a stronger fastening connection by tapping, brazing or welding.

Flowdrill exists to provide a cost and quality replacement to traditional fastening methods. When you have thin walled material the only option to create strength is through a traditional fastener or thicker material, these all have disadvantages in the form of cost and failures in the production process. The thermal friction drill eliminates the need for expensive fasteners by having a two-step process capable of 1000’s of repetitions. 

Flowdrill is: 

  • a chip less process
  • capable of strong threaded connections for metric, imperial and gas threads
  • capable of drilling steel, stainless steel, copper, aluminium and brass
  • environmentally friendly, no waste, no single fasteners, and recyclable