Aerospace Machining

Deciding to Specialize as an Aerospace Supplier

Formerly a job shop serving a diverse local customer base, IPG responded to industry changes by transitioning into becoming an aerospace supplier. Here are the steps the shop is taking to make that change, including adding equipment and implementing plans for quality and marketing.

PMA Adds 120 Aerospace Courses to E-Learning Platform

In addition, the association is offering a discount on licenses for the platform through May.

Tooling Tech Group Breaks Ground on Facility Expansion

The division being expanded is known for its die-cast tooling and aerospace work, precision machining, and laser die repair capabilities.

Aerospace Supplier Shifts to Tight-Tolerance Ventilator Parts: "We Weren't in This Business Two Weeks Ago"

Skilled Manufacturing Inc. is running seven days a week to produce ventilator parts that will help healthcare workers battle the coronavirus.

Aerospace Top Conference Postponed Due to Coronavirus

The new dates are November 23-24, 2020. 

Does Asia's Low-Cost Manufacturing Option Still Make Sense?

As U.S.-based companies try to stay ahead of COVID-19, global supply chains are under renewed scrutiny. Are uncertainties and delays caused by global crises worth the short-term cost savings?

Comau, Exechon Collaborate on Machining Center Design

The machining center will be designed particularly for manufacturing lightweight framing and structural components for the automotive and aerospace sectors.

Taking an Automated Aerospace Approach

A flexible manufacturing system helps an Indiana job shop run a high mix of aerospace work for long stretches of time and function more like a contract shop.

Multitasking Forms Hub of Shop’s Propeller Production Efficiency

Outsourcing machining for complex hub assemblies resulted in months-long lead times and lack of control. A Mazak multitasking machine allowed Whirlwind Propellers to bring production in house.

Developing a Five-Axis Solution for Machining Superalloy Aerospace Parts

Growing involvement in producing multi-blade aerospace parts made of superalloys presented Pietro Rosa with some machining challenges. Starrag’s LX 021 five-axis VMC helped the shop achieve tight tolerances and integrated production.

Aerospace Shop Adopts NC Optimization as a Means of Continuous Improvement

Steelville Manufacturing adopted CGTech’s Vericut NC verification software to safeguard its high-volume/high-mix work, but found unexpected benefits from its Force Optimization module.

Tackling the Aerospace Supplier’s Dilemma: Scalability

Automation and robotics can go a long way toward increasing capacity and growing a business dedicated to aerospace manufacturing. But Trinity Precision has learned that refining the indirect and unseen aspects of its operations can be just as valuable.

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