Development engineers review product design at the RTC.
Development engineers review product design at the RTC.

In the RTC Dormer will carry out development work on cutting tool geometries, substrates and coatings to address the machining issues presented by the laminate structure of composite materials – delamination, splintering and fraying. 

“Research into the structure and machining characteristics of composites is gathering pace all the time," Ricky Payling, key account manager Aerospace and Composites at Dormer, explains. "As such, the RTC will place Dormer and its partners on a ‘fast-track’ to understanding these materials and, consequently, provide customers with tooling solutions that offer increased productivity, improved quality and reduced costs.”

Dormer’s product range covers hand-held and CNC-operated applications, and includes both carbide and PCD drills, reamers, countersinks and end mills. Dormer also offers an engineered specials service and reconditioning and regrinding facility.