A drill bit produced using traditional manufacturing methods is ground in multiple remote operations within a batch. After each shaping operation the drill bits must be moved “manually” to the next machine. This process is repeated until bits are completely ground.
Therein lies the problem, each time a drill bit moves from one operation to the next, the bit has to be reoriented within a fixture. This constant reorientation can create variances of critical dimensions in one bit to the next. These variations in geometry translate to reduced performance and inconsistencies in hole size.