Blog 2017-10-12T17:59:22+00:00


Periodic updates on significant events at National Jet Company.


Periodic updates on significant events at National Jet Company.


Periodic updates on significant events at National Jet Company.


Welcome to our new website!  We are pretty pleased with it and would like to thank Dave and Meg Romero of Vibrant Image for working with us on this.  We hope that you will find the new site helpful.

 As you can see from the site, we still focus on micro hole manufacturing, but we have added a lot of other services including a swiss machining department. We now have several swiss machines that run around the clock and can provide precision parts for a wide variety of industries.  We have also added a lot of inspection capability and can view parts with magnification that is up to 1000X. 

 So click around the site and let us know what you think.  If there are any questions about the site or our capabilities, please don’t hesitate to contact us!


January 9th, 2018|


It’s a new year and once again we have added new equipment to our ever growing shop. This time it is a new cnc lathe. We make a lot of round parts that then require small holes and we have added a newer, faster, and more accurate lathe. It is now up and running and in addition to better precision, we expect to be able to offer shorter lead times with this lathe in our arsenal.

With the continuous growth comes a new need for more employees. We have added a new employee in December (welcome Levi) and we are looking to hire another in the weeks ahead.

Stayed tuned; we may have more equipment and capabilities coming soon!

January 11th, 2017|

Drilling .001” Diameter Holes

We offer a number of different machining services here at National Jet Company, including mechanically drilling some very small holes. We routinely drill holes as small as .001’’ diameter (about 25 microns). We can drill in many different materials, including stainless steel.

When drilling holes like this, we can typically drill thru a depth that is 7 times the diameter of the hole. (We can drill a .0010’’ diameter hole thru .0070 of material’’, we can drill a .0015’’ diameter hole thru .0105’’ material.) One of the keys to this, of course, is the drill; we make this diameter drill here at National Jet Company. (Tolerance on the drill is +.0000’’, -.0001’’). We make this drill from either carbide or high speed steel.

We drill these holes on our micro drilling machines. Typically, we can keep the tolerance on the diameter of the hole to ±.0001’’ (about 2.5 microns). Of course, we can inspect and measure the hole (and even provide photos) of the .001’’ diameter hole that we drill.

Since we make the drills, we can also make nearly any size (to within .0001’’). So if your part requires a hole that is .0016’’ diameter, we can make that size drill for your application. (Our “hole in the hair” that we drill is actually drilled with a .0012’’ diameter drill).

We look forward to any drilling challenges that you have!

August 19th, 2016|
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