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Novator to provide Orbital Drilling equipment for Boeing South Carolina

News International-French

30 May 2013

The Orbital Portable M-Series is based on Novator's patented Orbital Drilling technique that enables drilling of holes with high quality and finish while reducing the machine inventory and the cutting times.

“After a successful implementation in Everett, we are very happy that Boeing has decided to move forward with the North Charleston plant as well.” says Hans-Petter Andersson, Novator’s CEO “We take that as proof of the value our technology brings into Boeing’s production. Naturally, we are very excited to get started with this project.”

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.

About Novator:
Novator is a high-tech engineering company focused on providing efficient drilling solutions based on, but not limited to, the patented Orbital Drilling technology. Novator’s Orbital Drilling technology is designed to meet tomorrow’s production requirements for customers working with advanced and complex materials, mainly within the aerospace industry.

The Orbital Drilling technology enables companies to significantly improve quality and productivity while cutting production costs. The main driving force behind using Orbital Drilling is the introduction of new, advanced materials such as carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP), and Titanium, materials in which many companies today are facing great challenges when drilling.

Novator holds a number of patents around the world that are directly related to Orbital Drilling and hole production. Patents relate to methodology, equipment and accessories.

Novator’s headquarter is in Stockholm, Sweden.