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Kays Engineering in the News

If you’re a reporter or editor writing an article and would like information about deep hole drilling machines, the drilling process, or insight into the industry, please contact Matt Kays via email at or by phone at 660‑886‑9929.

Precision Gundrilling Boosts Auto Performance, Manufacturing Engineering, September 2014

A case study of the drilling system Kays Engineering developed for a leading automotive component producer. The machine had to meet exacting standards in terms of precision and output for an auto exhaust valve.

Embedded PCs Keep Drilling Machines on Budget, Control Engineering, October 1, 2009

An article that details how Kays Engineering made the change from using a traditional analog-based PLC that controlled machine servo drives to the PC-based control system currently in use today.

How It Works – Drilling Deep, Today’s Machining World, May/June 2009

An overview of how gundrilling works featuring Ed Kays and other industry veterans.

Gundrilling: Should We Do It Ourselves? By Neil Ryall, BONEZone, Winter 2005 [pdf]

An overview the gundrilling process as well as machine setup. The article also includes a table of gundrilling cutting parameters for typical medical device materials.

Digging Deep, by Neil Ryall, Asia Pacific News Magazine, 2003 [pdf]

An editorial about why customers want turnkey solutions and how Kays Engineering provides such a solution with strategic alliances.