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Dear Dave

Is it possible to reenginer a Drill machine which will be able to Drill multiple points at the same time keeping the same precision?.

Can we Design multiple Chucks which will allow to attach multiple Drill bits at different Angles?.

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Prashant

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There are machines and tools with multi-spindles already being manufactured. The biggest obstacle to overcome with them is setup. You must have a large enough order to account for all the extra setup time and expense of the multi-spindles.
Here is a video of a multi-spindle drill that can do 36 holes at 1 time.

https://youtu.be/tK0mBrDlmDw

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