Machine Shop Capabilities

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  • Machines
    • Wide array of CNC machines capable of handling small and large parts in a variety of materials, including high temp alloys, rapid prototype materials and composites.
    • Full 4th and 5th axis capability, including simultaneous 5 axis motion.
    • High production machines capable of 1G accelerations and <1 second tool changes.
    • Mold specific machines built for tight tolerances and extended Y axis available.
    • Gantry style machine capable of very large part envelope and high rpms while still maintaining high accuracy and precision.
    • CNC machines capable of in-process probe part inspection.
    • High speed turning equipment with axial and radial milling and drilling capability.
    • Automated saw keeps up on raw material demands.
    • CNC machines equipped to trim composite structures, complete with dust collection and simultaneous 5 axis motion.
  • Tooling
    • High density workholding helps reduce setup time and speed up change-overs.
    • Heat shrink and hydraulic toolholding used for most milling applications, thus improving surface finish, tool life and overall part quality.
    • CNC air spindle attachments capable of ultra high rpm.
    • CNC angle head attachments for large composite trimming and machining of metal parts.
    • A variety of carbon fiber specific trim tools.
    • Vacuum fixturing developed for trimming composite structures, thin wall parts and full flight assemblies.
  • General
    • Large inventory of raw materials.
    • Vibratory finishing available with a variety of media options.
    • Grit blast finish capability.
    • Certified welders on staff with full welding and fabrication capability including TIG, MIG, arc and plasma cutting.
    • General sheet metal and other fabrication tools on hand, including bandsaws, tube benders, etc.
    • CNC programmers trained on a regular basis using the latest programming software.
    • Simple or complex fixture design, all done in-house for fast results.
  • Process Management
    • Machines and equipment monitored and controlled using Computerized Maintenance Management Software.
    • Lot number control of raw materials throughout the process per ISO and AS standards.
    • Quality Management System to control, monitor and continuously improve processes.
    • Lean initiatives implemented on a regular basis.