Removing airframe fasteners is a “mandatory requirement” as part of required periodic maintenance inspections, repairs, and overhaul. Removing “hard metal” fasteners using the twist drill requires skill, experience, time, and patience. It often causes damage, and always produces Foreign Object Debris (FOD). The traditional twist drill takes 5-7 minutes to remove a ¼ inch titanium hi-lock fastener and produces damage to the skin, fastener hole, or substructure 15-20% of the time. Reducing airframe damage, maintenance cost, and aircraft time on the ground is needed for both commercial and military operators.
- Discover how to reduce airframe damage and aircraft maintenance cost and time on the ground
- Learn how to remove fasteners 20 times faster than the traditional twist drill and reducing labor and material costs
- Eliminate exposure to hazardous waste and injuries