Rigibore

Special Tools

Rigibore prides itself in being a world leader in the manufacture of special boring bars, also known as custom multi feature boring tools or special combination boring bars. Rigibore design, manufacture and support our boring tool installations globally. We can assist with cutting data and on larger packages will fully support on site with run off.

Rigibore special boring tools are carefully engineered by our industry specialists combining decades of experience to help ensure that the special boring tools we design save cycle time and improve the quality of the parts produced. We offer a wide selection of finish tool options including Smartbore which enables very simple adjustment with a digital display down to 0.001mm (1 micron accurate adjustment on diameter).

Through coolant is directed at cutting edges when required.

We can design and manufacture an almost limitless list of special boring tools for a wide range of applications. Including special overturning boring bars, aluminium boring bars, line boring bars for crankshaft applications, and eccentric boring bars.

Fixed pocket tool designed to drill and chamfer special filters for the aviation industry

Fixed pocket tool designed to drill and chamfer special filters for the aviation industry

The tool was used to finish bore and chamfer valve ports, the tool has replaceable front ends for different size parts

The tool was used to finish bore and chamfer valve ports, the tool has replaceable front ends for different size parts

Overturning tool used in the automotive and compressor industries

Overturning tool used in the automotive and compressor industries

PCD round tools used to machine an Aliminium differential housing in the automotive industry.

PCD round tools used to machine an Aliminium differential housing in the automotive industry.

This tool was used to rough bore a suspension arm

This tool was used to rough bore a suspension arm

HSK63A Special Combination Tool- Rough and finishing bar used in the Automotive industry

HSK63A Special Combination Tool- Rough and finishing bar used in the Automotive industry

HSK63A Special Combination Tool- Rough and finishing bar used in the Automotive industry

HSK63A Special Combination Tool- Rough and finishing bar used in the Automotive industry

Smartbore finishing tool used to machine precision tolerances on an Aerospace component

Smartbore finishing tool used to machine precision tolerances on an Aerospace component

Smartbore finishing tool used to machine gearbox components in the automotive industry

Smartbore finishing tool used to machine gearbox components in the automotive industry

We incorporate a range of technologies that enable us to manufacture special tools from a diameter of 0.5 mm and upwards. Special boring tools are designed for combination roughing as fixed pocket tools or with ISO cartridges.

Rigibore's bespoke tooling can be manufactured with hydrostatic bearings and carbide support pads if required. Tools are balanced on request to the optimum possible requirement. Our technical facility can balance to G2.5 where applicable.

We also offer our UFP (Ultra Fine Precision) cartridge which can be adjusted to 0.005 using graduations on a torx screw adjustment system.

All Rigibore boring tools are manufactured to accept ISO standard inserts.

We also offer a range of standard boring bars. To view our full range of boring bars, view our catalogue.

RADS Software

Rigibore specialises in the design and manufacture of custom boring tools specific to your application, our unique in-house developed design software provides us with the capabilities to offer almost limitless special tooling solutions.

This leading-edge design software, coupled with decades of experience and knowledge of our industry expert staff leads to the design, manufacture and delivery of special tools of supreme quality and unrivalled performance.

This software also allows us to provide our customer with a quick quotation service, usually within 24 hours as well as a short delivery time. Whilst operating on an international scale with customers all over the world, Rigibore are local to the needs of the customer, understanding the importance of getting you the right tool as quickly as possible. We can design, manufacture and deliver tools in a short lead time (4-6 weeks) at highly competitive prices.

We have designed and made bespoke boring bars for many applications including the production of:

  • Locator pin holes in engines
  • Piston wrist pin/gudgeon pin bores
  • Connecting rod bores
  • Valve guide holes and seats
  • Cam shaft bores
  • Crank bearing bores
  • Special filters for the aviation industry
  • Clutch housings
  • Transmission housings
  • Cylinder boring
  • Compressors
  • Pumps
  • Axles
  • Gear boxes
  • Crank case bores

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