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Machining Aircraft Components

aircraft partAircraft manufacturers have an ever-increasing need to keep costs down without affecting quality or lead time. In order to serve the needs of the aerospace industry, machine shops need to be on the cutting edge of the latest advances in manufacturing. An aircraft engine must be reliable, as losing power in an airplane is a substantially greater problem than in an automobile. Aircraft parts operate at temperature, pressure, and speed extremes, and therefore need to perform reliably and safely under a wide variety of conditions. For all of these reasons, it is of extreme importance that parts be machined with great precision and uniformity, keeping the following considerations in mind.

Complex Surfaces
aircraft optical housing Engine and fuel-system components typically feature complex surfaces at various angles, containing many holes of different sizes. Positioning these holes and surfaces preciselyand repeatedly requires expertise with top-of-the-line machining tools. Five-axis machining, in which both rotary and linear axes move during cutting is by far the preferred method for producing these parts. Because head orientation changes continuously when machining, precise control of cutting conditions can improve tool life, accuracy, and surface finish. It can mean fewer cutter passes, faster cycles, and better access to undercuts. And a single setup means fewer fixtures and positioning errors.

AS 9100 Quality
Manufacturing a product as sophisticated as an airplane requires special attention during the production processes. That's why choosing a shop with AS9100 certification is of utmost importance. AS9100 certification is proof that a shop's production processes are tightly controlled, which is essential for demonstrating that operations have been correctly performed. This is especially important when conducting special processes that don't lend themselves to after-the-fact inspection techniques. In addition AS9100 provides the essentials of an effective component traceability program, requires that all manufacturing and testing equipment be calibrated and that their calibration history be carefully documented, and requires ongoing internal quality management audits by qualified personnel.

At Alloy Metal Products our decades of aerospace machining expertise set us apart.

alloy metal products signWe operate and thrive in a marketplace where manufacture and delivery of complex parts must satisfy the bottom line and ensure quality and precision. As supplier relationships shift and business moves overseas in search of reduced labor costs, we dedicate ourselves to remaining competitive. Our years of experience with the world's best machining equipment give us the unmatched expertise that allows us to execute the trickiest machine tasks reliably, repeatably and cost-effectively.