Fives Machining present its enhanced automated drilling unit eADU® for the first time in North America at IMTS Chicago

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Fives Machining will present its electrical drilling solution on aerospace structures for the first time in North America at IMTS on Fives’ stand 7018, North building.

With a long tradition of pioneering solutions in industrial engineering and hundreds of installations everywhere in the world, Fives has designed an innovative and unparalleled hybrid drilling unit that provides outstanding performances.

Eco-designed, light weighted, electrically driven, programmable, integrated NC controlled and offering data recording features, the eADU® will be presented at Fives stand (N7018, North building) all along the show.

Fives Machining is part of the Metal Cutting | Composites business line of Fives, an international industrial engineering group founded over 200 years ago.

Alongside its famous sister companies, such as Fives Cincinnati, Fives Giddings & Lewis, Fives Liné Machines or Fives Forest Liné, Fives Machining has always been a pioneer in machining solutions for the aerospace sector. With proven technologies, projects all over the world for key players in the aerospace industry, and the capacity to listen, understand and adapt to customers’ needs, Fives always offers the solution to optimize the productivity of its customers.

Fives has the capacity to understand the unique and particular requirements of customers and a significant experience in ultimate performance machining. This gives the company that competitive edge when developing dedicated product lines to reach customers’ goals in the aerospace industry and in industrial engineering.

Aircraft design trends towards an increase in the use of titanium and composites, with constantly increasing environmental and health & safety constraints. These trends combined with the need for constant improvements in the productivity, quality and traceability of its manufacturing process, require key players to find cost effective alternatives to the existing technology.


To help the customer meet this objective and improve their performance, Fives and its eADU® range offers a solution that provides the following key advantages:

  • Increased tool life, thanks to the programmable NC controlled spindle speed, torque, and lubrication
  • Adaptable speed and torque during cycle (for multi-material stack drilling)
  • Faster cycle times
  • Reduced weight
  • Reduced noise level, as low as 70 dB
  • Reduced power consumption,10 to 20 times lower
  • On board torque measurement and limitation system
  • Data recording and traceability software
  • Easy maintenance