Dapra Corp. announces discount program for COVID-19 medical equipment manufacturers

April 09, 2020 - 12:45pm
Dapra Corp.

Bloomfield, CT – Dapra Corp., an American manufacturer of indexable carbide milling tools and inserts, is pleased to announce an initiative to support U.S. shops that are pivoting their manufacturing processes to supply the medical industry in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Beginning today, Dapra will be providing significant tooling discounts and advanced technical support to manufacturing facilities that are prioritizing the production of life-saving respirator equipment or protective gear (PPE). These facilities and the distributors serving them will be eligible for a 50% discount on both cutters and inserts during this period of crisis.

“Medical personnel are the real heroes of this moment, and we applaud those shops that are making a positive difference by supporting their critical needs,” said Mike Bitner, Dapra’s Vice President of Sales & Product Management. “As an American manufacturer servicing American manufacturers, Dapra is here to support these shops however we can.”

Related Glossary Terms

  • gang cutting ( milling)

    gang cutting ( milling)

    Machining with several cutters mounted on a single arbor, generally for simultaneous cutting.

  • milling


    Machining operation in which metal or other material is removed by applying power to a rotating cutter. In vertical milling, the cutting tool is mounted vertically on the spindle. In horizontal milling, the cutting tool is mounted horizontally, either directly on the spindle or on an arbor. Horizontal milling is further broken down into conventional milling, where the cutter rotates opposite the direction of feed, or “up” into the workpiece; and climb milling, where the cutter rotates in the direction of feed, or “down” into the workpiece. Milling operations include plane or surface milling, endmilling, facemilling, angle milling, form milling and profiling.


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