Horizontal Boring

Technox Machine & Manufacturing Inc. is an industry-leading provider of large part machining services. We’re committed to offering unparalleled customer service, ensuring the utmost part quality, and achieving outstanding accuracy in our machining processes. Our superior horizontal boring capabilities ensure timely, accurate, high-quality components on every order.

Horizontal Boring & CNC Horizontal Boring by Technox

Horizontal boring machining is a drilling process that allows for more accurate and precise holes to be achieved. These are primarily employed to drill or bore holes in more extensive parts and components or to further enlarge an existing hole in a workpiece to improve their dimensional accuracy.



However, horizontal boring can also be employed in various shapes and sizes of workpieces.
For faster production of high-volume applications, we specialize in CNC horizontal boring. We utilize a cutting-edge horizontal boring center with a computer numerical control unit to fully automate our horizontal boring method’s control, movement, and precision.

Advantages of a CNC horizontal boring mill:

  • Complex components in fewer operations
  • Better surface finishes
  • Create parts that need machining on multiple sides, irregular components, and parts with sizable surface areas
  • Longer tooling lives

Horizontal Boring Services from Technox infographic

Primary Difference Between Horizontal vs. Vertical Boring

The main difference between horizontal and vertical boring is that workpieces in horizontal milling centers are stationary. Meanwhile, vertical mills comprise an immobile tool while the workpiece moves. Between the two, a CNC horizontal boring mill offers more flexibility in terms of its tool capability, and it can also be equipped with special tools or options.

With horizontal boring, operators are given more freedom regarding their approach and machining processes. It also guarantees an efficient process, especially for projects that require removing large amounts of chips.

Applications of a CNC horizontal boring machining mill:

Horizontal Boring Benefits

  • Aircraft components
  • Existing workpieces that require grooves, facing, pocketing, or slots
  • Cams
  • Helicoids
  • Gears

Materials We Work With

Technox machines components out of a wide array of materials. From standard metals to high-performance alloys and engineering plastics, our skills and equipment allow us to work with an expansive portfolio of materials, such as:

Horizontal Boring Materials list

  • Steel
  • Stainless steel
  • Aluminum
  • Brass
  • Copper
  • Bronze
  • Nickel
  • Cast iron
  • Inconel
  • Hastelloy
  • Plastics

Machining Processes

Our facilities and tooling capabilities ensure that we can perform a number of machining processes, including:

  • Boring
  • Milling
  • Drilling
  • Tapping
  • Threading
  • Counterboring
  • Countersinking
  • Knurling
  • Broaching
  • Pocketing
  • Profiling
  • Reaming
  • Parting/cutting
  • Facing
  • Gear Hobbing

Horizontal Boring Services from Technox

The benefit of our extra-large work envelope combined with our outstanding accuracies and responsive customer service brings unmatched value to our horizontal boring services. We have been in business since 1976 and our customer base spans a diverse range of demanding industries, including oil & gas, fluid power, steel mills, and equipment and machinery builders. For more information, request a quote today.

Horizontal Boring & CNC Horizontal Boring Capabilities

Machining Processes

Boring Milling Drilling Tapping Threading Counterboring Countersinking Knurling
Broaching Pocketing Profiling Reaming Parting/Cutting Facing Gear Hobbing Spline


Manual Boring Machines CNC Horizontal Boring Centers

Machinery Axis & Spindle

Machinery Axis: 5 Spindle: 5 in

Materials (Metals)

Steel Stainless Steel Aluminum Brass Copper Bronze
Nickel Cast Iron Inconel® Hastelloy® Plastics


Prime Painting Powder Coating
Plating Black Oxide Anodizing

Part Length, Width, Height & Weight

Part Length: Up to 120 in Part Width: Up to 152 in Part Height: Up to 70 in Part Weight: Up to 15 Ton (Crane)


± .0005 in


Hardness Dye Penetrant (Leak) Surface Finish


Inspection Reports

Additional Services

Repair Custom Packaged

Production Volume

Prototype to Medium Runs