The Real Fracking Controversy: Helical Interpolation or Rough Boring?

Helical interpolation and rough boring are two ways to open holes in fracking-industry applications. But as volume increases and speed becomes a factor, as is the case for many shops serving the oil & gas industry, especially in fracking, one operation emerges as superior.

Our KAISER Product Manager and Applications Manager, Matt Tegelman, has more with Manufacturing Engineering magazine and the SME Energy Yearbook.

“I recently visited a customer who is producing fluid ends for the fracking industry in P20 steel material. The company’s operators wanted to reduce cycle time by rough boring instead of performing helical interpolation with a mill. With a little know-how and the right tools, we were able to significantly reduce cycle time,” he says.

Read how Matt and his customer teamed up to tackle the fracking problem and significantly reduced cycle time HERE.

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