Dapra Marking Systems
Wetzel forms Wetzel Tool Corporation, an industrial
machine tool accessory distributor, selling Biax
Scrapers, cutting tools and related products. With
a secretary and two salesmen based in East Hartford,
Connecticut, Wetzel Tool Corporation distributes
its products throughout New England.
the birth of his first grandson, David L. Pratt,
Jr., Rudi Wetzel establishes DAPRA Corporation.
(Hence the name DAPRA). Wetzel Tool Corporation
now becomes the Northeast distributor for DAPRA,
selling its own high-quality cutting tools and
workholding equipment nationally.
Tool Corporation adds dot peen marking equipment
to its product line and becomes a division of DAPRA
the death of Rudi Wetzel, his daughter, Marie-Louise
Pratt, assumes ownership of both Wetzel Tool and
Tool is officially renamed DAPRA Marking Systems.
celebrates its 50th anniversary as a leading
supplier of superior quality cutting tools, part-marking
solutions, and workholding and rotary positioning
products. DAPRA's products are sold through distribution
in North America with sales and applications
support personnel located throughout the United
States. Both domestic and international support
are provided by DAPRA's home office in Bloomfield,
DAPRA Division specializes in providing high-velocity,
high-performance cutting tools, offering
maximum value in difficult metalworking applications.
Continuing to improve and expand its product
line to meet more demanding performance requirements,
DAPRA also imports workholding
and positioning equipment from Europe.
Examples include Servopress
Indexing Tables, HydraVise
Machine Vises, Allmatic
Precision Vises, Tombstone Fixtures and Biax
Marking Systems division sells a full
range of programmable Dot
Peen (dot matrix) Marking Machines for
permanent, direct part marking. Developed
for the aerospace industry, these systems
can mark alpha-numeric text, symbols, and
logos on almost any material from plastic
to hardened steels. These units are offered
as standard, off-the-shelf machines, or can
be provided as custom-engineered, turnkey
systems. DAPRA Marking Systems also offers
Laser Marking Systems.
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