As many in the machining world know, doing precision work is an art as much as a science. For this, there is no substitution for experience and National Jet Company boasts a lot of experience.
This year marks some pretty big milestones in experience for a several of our workers.
Dale Ohler is the machine shop foreman; he has been here for 30 years. He does most of the programming in the machine shop; if you have ever received an e-mail from us about a dimension that might be off (or for spinnerette users, if the hole count or pattern on the drawing doesn’t match the description), it is likely because of a keen eye from Dale in reviewing or programming your part. He has overseen the addition of many new machines for us and oversees a top shelf group of people in the machine shop.
Ben Kennell has now been at National Jet Company for 40 years and is almost certainly the most experienced and best micro hole driller in the world. For those that have seen National Jet drill a hole in a hair, it is almost certainly Ben Kennell who has done the drilling. He heads the micro drilling department here and oversees every micro drilling job that we take on. He’s the go to guy here for “impossible” jobs and is a great historian for National Jet’s last 40 years. In this same department, Leonard Wilson is about to hit 25 years in micro drilling. No one looks at more holes in spinnerettes, melt blown dies, and spunbond dies than Leonard. He has a remarkable eye for hole detail.
Brian Connor has now headed our wire EDM department for 30 years. He is one of the few people in the world that routinely runs .001’’ diameter wire for wire EDM. He also plays a key role in our sinker EDM department as he creates all electrodes used for shaped hole machining. If it is a complicated shape or deep hole-he’s the one that figures out how to get the most efficient way to produce your part.
Larry Disimone heads up the lapping department and has already passed 25 years. He too has seen nearly every spinnerette and spinnerette repair that goes out the doors here at National Jet Company.
To be sure, National Jet Company has brought on a lot of young talent over the last few years; each of them has been trained by the craftsmen noted above. Our experience continues to grow and we are well positioned for many years to come!
Once again, we have added new equipment to our line-up. And once again, it is a new swiss lathe.
National Jet Company has spent more than 80 years with a focus on micro hole drilling. But over the last two decades, we have developed a nice reputation as a go to company for people that need swiss style turning done. For many of our customers, this has been very beneficial, especially with turned parts that require a small hole (or any part where flow is critical.) It is also important to note that with our swiss turning capabilities, the part does not have to have a small hole. We currently make a lot of parts with varying features, including several that do not incorporate a small hole.
With these swiss turning machines, we can make the part complete. This allows us to control the entire process; it usually also means that we need to handle the part less (resulting in faster manufacturing time and a lower price.) As a company that specializes in small holes, we have the capabilities to deburr, measure and inspect the hole and other critical to function features of your part.
We have a full machine shop (horizontal and vertical mills, lathes, grinders, heat treat, sinker EDM, wire EDM, etc) in addition to our swiss style lathes. Let us know how we can help with your project.
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!