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Precision machining is a vital part of manufacturing parts for the aerospace industry. The aerospace industry relies on precision CNC machines to create lightweight components strong enough to withstand high-speed impacts, extreme heat tolerances, and other stressors.
Precision machining using light metals
Precision aerospace manufacturing creates parts using metals such as aluminum, magnesium, titanium, and steel alloy. These metals are used in aerospace parts because they are strong and lightweight. The following are examples of components made from lightweight metals:
- Landing gear
- Control surfaces (ailerons)
- Thrust reversers
- Rotor blades
- Engine components
- Airframe parts
Machining parts is a complex process
Machining parts for the aerospace industry is a complex process. The aerospace industry demands the highest level of accuracy, and our team of experienced machinists can meet or exceed these standards while maintaining strict quality control measures. We’ve got you covered when it comes to producing the most intricate and precise parts in the industry!
We have over 20 years of experience working with the aerospace industry. Our team has a wide range of knowledge and expertise that allows us to produce high-quality parts on time every time.
Rapid prototyping of aerospace parts
There is no room for error when producing prototype parts. These prototypes must be made quickly, accurately, and to the correct specifications. The pieces also need to be produced with tight tolerances.
For aerospace companies to succeed in the research and development (R&D) of new designs, they need access to reliable suppliers who can produce these prototype parts quickly and accurately.
The aerospace industry is highly competitive. It requires using top-of-the-line equipment and materials to produce the best possible parts. Therefore, fabrication companies must work with suppliers who can provide suitable materials and equipment to manufacture their prototypes. For this reason, we have focused on our Supply Chain Management capabilities.
4-axis precision CNC machines allow manufacturers to machine more complex designs at high accuracy levels
4-axis CNCs allow manufacturers to machine more complex designs at high accuracy levels. 4-axis machines can be adapted for machining simple and highly complex parts with very tight tolerances in a single setup. They are useful in creating complex components such as blades, impellers, and turbine blades where a high degree of precision is required.
Nothing is as important as quality control
Quality control is an integral part of the manufacturing process, and it’s crucial when working in an industry where safety is paramount.
When manufacturing aircraft components, you need to ensure that each part is built to exacting standards. This means ensuring there are no defects or flaws in your product before they reach their final destination. There are many ways to do this; Superior Steel, for instance, has implemented a robust quality assurance system (QA) into our production line so that every step along the way can be monitored—and controlled—by our team members.
Precision machining in the aerospace industry is not just a commodity, it’s critical to the safety of passengers and pilots everywhere. Many requirements must be met when developing parts with aerospace applications. The aerospace industry also faces new regulations and standards requiring more reliable, safer materials. In addition, there are new requirements for components that can withstand higher temperatures over an extended period. These factors mean that machined parts must be designed with specific properties in mind and manufactured to exacting specifications.
Machined parts for aerospace applications must be more than just strong enough to withstand the rigors of flight. They must also be able to stand up against the elements, including corrosive salts and fluids that can eat away at metals over time. In addition, they must not cause any damage or wear when in contact with each other during operation. The materials used in aerospace are often exotic alloys that have been developed specifically for this purpose—and machining them is a very precise process.
If you would like to learn more about our experience, feel free to contact us. We’d love to talk with you in-depth about your project, requirements, and timetable.