D&M Projectile Manufacturing Cell

D&M develops complete turn-key projectile manufacturing cells based on our customers specific requirements, whether for civilian or military use. The process begins with lead wire being extruded through a horizontal press to create the bullet cores. A separate steel core unit is required for military calibers requiring steel core penetrators. The bullet cores are then feed through a collator into the assembly cell, where the bullet jackets are drawn within the assembly press, and the cores are inserted. 

The typical D&M Projectile manufacturing cell includes the following processes and machinery:

Lead Header Press

Our transfer press makes the bullet jacket cup within the press, draws the jacket, insets the penetrator and core, closed the projectile, then creates the Cannelure.

Transfer Press (Rifle or Pistol)

Our transfer press makes the bullet jacket cup within the press, draws the jacket, insets the penetrator and core, closed the projectile, then creates the Cannelure. We offer three sizes of press which are used to manufacture families of calibers, including:

  • Three Size Press: Most pistol calibers, .223 (5.56mm) and similar length rifle calibers
  • Four Size Press: .308 (7.62mm) and similar calibers
  • Five Size Press: .338 and up to .50 (12.7mm) calibers

Parts Cleaning and Drying

D&M’s Combination Unit includes a second chamber for parts drying after washing. This structure utilizes the same tank head design for structural integrity. The addition of the second chamber to the outside of the process area reduces costs and floor space.