Dormer Pramet has introduced hundreds of new products to its global assortment of cutting tools focused on airframe and assembly applications, thanks to the acquisition of Wetmore Tool & Engineering in January 2019. Centered in Chino, California, Wetmore specializes in cutting tools for hand-held skin drilling applications performed by several global aerospace organizations. The company has been working towards making the items produced in Chino available within its global product offer, also it has increased capacity, invested in new machinery, and transformed the facility into a dedicated production unit, in addition to its current manufacturing sites in Brazil and Czech Republic.
Customers worldwide now have access to a wide variety of tools, including carbide tipped rivet shavers, threaded shank and quick-change adapter drills, core drills, double-margin step drills, nutplate drills and special application drills and reamers. With more than 50 years of expert technical advice and customer support, the airframe and assembly tools are developed in compliance with National Aerospace Standards (NAS), with several customized tools produced to meet different application needs.
Furthermore, a new Airframe and Assembly brochure is now available to assist this assortment extension providing description of each cutting tool added to the company's portfolio which includes products from its product brands Dormer and Precision Twist Drill. In the new publication, is the selection of threaded shank drills, suitable for machining general to medium duty, low tensile strength materials in confined areas, in addition to, aircraft extension drills, manufactured to provide long life and high levels of productivity. This assortment consists of a highly efficient flute design and a 135° NAS split point, which reduces thrust forces and improves positional accuracy when hand drilling.