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Boeing orders Orbital DrillingTM equipment for 787 Dreamliner final assembly line

After an extensive and rigorous production trial, Boeing has decided to implement Orbital Portable M- series units in the final assembly line of the 787 Dreamliner.

"We are very proud, happy and excited that Boeing has decided to purchase these units and continue using Orbital DrillingTM on the 787" says Hans-Petter Andersson, Novator's CEO. "We have been working closely together with Boeing on this project for a long time and it is therefore very satisfying to finally see this equipment enter into production.

The Orbital Portable M-Series is based on Novator's patented Orbital DrillingTM technique that enables drilling of holes with high quality and finish while reducing the machine inventory and the cutting times. Orbital DrillingTM is a drilling technique where the cutter is revolving in a mechanically forced eccentric movement while simultaneously rotating around its own axis. In Orbital DrillingTM, the thrust force is very low which results in higher hole quality and is one of the factors that opens up for dry drilling. Dry drilling makes coolant obsolete and reduces environmental and health hazards.

Press release issued by Novator AB on August 19, 2011

 

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Novator AB Drilling Equipment
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Boeing 787 Dreamliner

 

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Machining

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