We have consolidated our thousands of cutting tools specifically designed for airframe and assembly applications, including our Precision Twist Drill National Aerospace Standard selection, into one easy-to-reference brochure.
The latest addition to our offer includes the Wetmore brand of tooling. Dormer Pramet acquired Wetmore Tool & Engineering in 2019, a leading US-based manufacturer of customer specified High-Speed Steel (HSS), cobalt and solid carbide cutting tools. Based in Chino, California, Wetmore specializes in cutting tools for hand-held skin drilling applications performed by several global aerospace organizations.
Now customers around the world have access to not only the Precision Twist Drill brand of tooling for aerospace but also the Wetmore brand 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.
The airframe and assembly tools are manufactured to National Aerospace Standards (NAS), with many made to order custom tools produced to support various application needs. Alongside this is more than 50 years of expert technical advice and customer support.
In the new brochure is the assortment of Precision Twist Drill threaded shank drills, which was recently expanded in 2018 and are suitable for machining general to medium duty, low tensile strength materials in confined areas. Also, Precision Twist Drill aircraft extension drills, manufactured to provide long life and high levels of productivity. This assortment includes a highly efficient flute design and a 135° NAS split point, which reduces thrust forces and improves positional accuracy when hand drilling.
Specific Wetmore branded items in the brochure include countersink drills for use in Nutplate drill motors and tapered reamers for hand drilling (through bushes) or with controlled speed/feed drill motors. Dagger drills - designed to produce delamination free holes; double margin step drills to machine close tolerance holes; piloted countersinks for use on pre-drilled holes in aluminum, graphite and fiberglass; as well as carbide routers to machine the edges of composite panels made from Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer (CFRP), fiberglass and Kevlar.