Case Studies


Milling and boring machines offer the possibility to execute accurate milling, boring, drilling and tapping operations on four, or even five sides of a prismatic component in one set-up and with rapid movement between working areas, which can result in massive cost savings for our customers.The versatility and capacity of SORALUCE’s machines to change heads automatically enables the use of heads with different features or even special heads. Components that in the past had to be produced on several machines, can now be completed in just one set up.


In machining, boring is the process of enlarging a hole that has already been drilled (or cast), by means of a single-point cutting tool (or of a boring head containing several such tools). Boring machines come in a large variety of sizes and styles. Boring operations on small workpieces can be carried out on a lathe while larger workpieces are machined on boring mills. Cooling of the bores is done through a hollow passageway through the boring bar where coolant can flow freely. Tungsten-alloy disks are sealed in the bar to counteract vibration and chatter during boring. The control systems can be computer-based, allowing for  Automation and increased consistency. A typical boring mill price is in the 20-100k Euros range.


Aeronautic and automotive turbines are normally manufactured starting from high quality casts using 5 axis milling processes. The machining requires precise machines and accurate CN control, to obtain complex shape parts. The materials range from light alloys in the automotive compressor, to steel and finally superalloys (like Inconel
718) for the hot part of aero engines.



The most critical part of the tissue papermaking is performed in the yankee cylinder. The creping doctor is composed of a metallic body containing a blade holder. The doctor oscillates laterally from one side of the yankee to the other by an electric motor, and the blade holder regulates the pressure of the blade against the yankee. The pressure level, the creping angle, the peripheral or paper speed, the humidity, the blade material and the adhesive materials are the most important variables in the tissue paper-making process.