This proprietary process was originally developed to satisfy the exacting tolerances of the nuclear industry, in particular, tube hollows for nuclear fuel tubes. The industry had many specific design requirements for the tubing, but standard drilling techniques did not meet them at the time. That is why Dearborn developed our proprietary technique to meet the strict criteria.
The Borecentric process does not remove material from the OD in order to create a uniform wall, so valuable material is not wasted, and no costs are incurred to machine the OD of the tube.
If your tubing requirements are not available in “stock” tubing, or if you cannot find the desired wall thickness, we can begin with either barstock or mill-supplied tubing and then machine a precision tube to your specifications.
This cost effective method of improving input tube hollows or mill-produced tubing can represent considerable cost savings when working with expensive nickel or titanium alloys. Dearborn can provide the precise material, size, straightness and wall thickness that you need for your project and specifications.