Formdrill manufactures thermal drill bits, Formdrills, which help you Form your Own Inserts in thin materials.
These formed inserts cost about 1 cent (US) to drill and tap and it takes seconds to do it - in your own equipment!
Formdrills use frictional heat to soften the material, form the hole and push through the displaced material to form a bushing that triples the original material thickness. These bushings, with the expanded wall, can then be tapped to avoid the use of welded nuts or inserts. Resulting joints can be as strong, or stronger, as the equivalent welded nut. Formdrills can be used in most drill presses, milling machines or CNC systems. We will provide you the required equipment parameters.
Compare the 1 cent cost per hole to your current method. Compare the seconds to do it to the labor and time required to use your current method. Visit our booth or contact us. We are here to help.