Boeing Places Order for Orbital Drilling Equipment for 787 Dreamliner Final Assembly

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.


The Boeing Company has placed an additional order for portable Orbital Drilling equipment for the Final Assembly Line of the 787 Dreamliner in Everett, USA.

“This order is of major importance for us, as it shows that Boeing continues to see great value in using Orbital Drilling in their production,” says Hans-Petter Andersson, Novator´s CEO. “Boeing sets the bar high in everything they do and require the highest quality and service from their suppliers. Hence, we are very glad that they selected us again to deliver such critical equipment.”

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. Orbital Drilling is a drilling technique where the cutter is revolving in a mechanically forced eccentric movement while simultaneously rotating around its own axis. In Orbital Drilling, 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 headquarters is in Stockholm, Sweden.

Website: www.novator.eu

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