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Best-in-class solutions for your drilling applications

Millions of holes are drilled every year in aerospace factories worldwide. This highly critical operation is the field of highly expert engineers and operators, putting all their experience and skills to keep the production flow running

Whatever your challenge, Desoutter & Setitec teams will provide you the best-in-class solutions to any challenge coming your way.

Aerospace manufacturers face a large variety of challenges.

  • Ensuring hole quality over time

  • Reducing cost-per-hole

  • Overcoming accessibility challenges

  • Addressing the diversity of drilling operations

Wide solution range to address your challenges

In the aerospace industry, achieving precise and optimised drilling operations is crucial to comply with high quality standard requirements as well as productivity targets. A strong expertise in materials, cutting parameters, aerospace assembly processes as well as the tooling technology available is necessary to ensure the optimum solution is selected for every application.

Manual Drilling

Factories usually rely on thousands of pneumatic manual drills. Whilst being well known and effective they come with their drawbacks: Health and safety issues with air hoses lying on the floor, lack of control over drilling speed & cutter lifetime, poor energy efficiency.

Your Challenges

  • Quality & process control: Incorrect drilling speed will impact hole quality and cutter life, exceeding cutter limits yields poor results.

  • Safety: Prevent accidents by avoiding air hoses on the floor, minimising loud tool usage.

  • Sustainability: Moving to CO2 neutral factories will generate strong change to the industry.

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Semi-automatic Drilling Solutions

When aiming for tight hole tolerances, consistency from the first hole to the last, plus robustness and performance, tsemi-automated drills provide the solution for customers with even the most complex of needs, each and every day. No wonder they remain the workhorses of aerospace factories. Amongst the thousands of holes drilled every day, few are similar. Each application requires something new, and will therefore need specific expertise to ensure the expected level of performance.

Why use a Setitec semi-automatic drilling solution?

  • Cycle time focus Drilling through multistack materials requires solutions to optimise drilling parameters to each phase of the cycle.

  • Experts of drilling to help customers overcome their challenges

  • Proven and highly precise drilling solutions

  • Large range of premium solutions to face every challenge

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Light Automation Solutions

The aerospace industry is transforming: Production ramp-up, pressure on non-quality costs, shortage of skilled workers, and the need for better traceability and process control. Moving to automation answers some of those challenges, but how can we maintain a high level of flexibility with creating yet another bottleneck?

Light automation is most certainly a good answer to those challenges.

Why use Setitec light automation drilling?

  • Flexibility Automation has been for long synonymous with large automation cells, highly efficient, but with the potential to become a bottleneck.

  • Application at core Aerospace assembly is a complex process. Starting up an automated roduction cell requires the best experts.

  • Workflow Integration Integrated systems to synchronise, robotic arm, drilling end effector and station control is a highly complex task that can be steamlined.

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