Gun Drilling Capability Development Mission to Yudo Wanco in Malaysia

Date: 04 Nov 2011 - 04 Nov 2011

Venue: Yudo Wanco, Johor Bahru

The Precision Engineering Centre of Innovation, PE COI (sponsored by SPRING Singapore and A*STAR, hosted at SIMTech) set up a Gun Drilling Collaborative Industry Project (GDI) in Dec 2010 with 21 international and local members companies.  It aims to foster closer relationship between its members and to create greater understanding of high aspect gun drilling of Inconel 718 for the Oil and Gas sector.  Led by Halliburton, the key objective of the GDI is to create a collaborative opportunity for inter- and intra-related companies to gain additional awareness of potential business partners, technicalities and critical resources associated with gun drilling. 


This Gun Drilling Capability Development Mission is hosted by Yudo Wanco, one of the most established mould-base manufacturers in the region, with its history starting from Hasco.  This mission will enable our members to understand and appreciate how such gun drilling technology can be correspondingly applied in the Oil & Gas sector.  The delegation will leave from SIMTech, Tower Block at 9.30 am and travel by chartered bus to Johor Bahru. At Yudo Wanco, the delegates will observe in detail, the gun drilling of a 1,600 mm deep hole with a diameter of 8 mm on Inconel 718 material together with a large flexible manufacturing system.  The setup, flushing, re-sharpening, edge honing, measurement and inspection processes together with the challenges associated with rapid tool wear, maintenance of hole’s straightness, whipping and damping system employed will be illustrated to provide the delegate with a detailed grasp of the challenges involved.  In addition, special sensory techniques developed and employed by SIMTech to capture drill slippages will also be illustrated.



Mission Programme

9.00am            Registration at SIMTech(On-site registration disallowed for security and proprietary reasons)

9.30am            Leave SIMTech on Chartered Bus

10.30am          Arrive at Yudo Wanco, Malaysia

10.45am          Overview and status of Gun Drilling CIP

11.15am   Introduction of Yudo Wanco

11.45am          Review and discussion of tests

12.30pm          Lunch

1.30pm            Observation of tests conducted and FMS facilities

3.45pm            Questions and answers

4.00pm    Depart for Singapore

5.00pm            Arrive at SIMTech


Parking at Nanyang Technological University Carpark “E” – Maximum $3.60/day (Entrance from Nanyang Drive – Next to SIMTech Tower Block)

For Registration, please complete the Registration Form

Payment Details
S$160.50/pax  for non-Gun Drilling CIP and SIMTech Membership members

S$128.40/pax  for Gun Drilling CIP and SIMTech Membership members

Both fees include GST.

Please enclose a CHEQUE only made payable to Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology.  Submit registration form first.  To secure a seat, please submit cheque not later than 31 October 2011. 

Contact Us
For enquiries and email the registration form, please contact Doris Tan at:


Tel:      +65 6793 8309

Fax :    +65 6791 6377

Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech)

Tower Block Reception, Level 1 

71 Nanyang Drive

Singapore 638075

For SIMTech location map, please click here

GDI Members Enquiries

Dr Lim Beng Siong, Mobile: 9664 3967, Email: