Aerospace CNC Machining
Aerospace manufacturers use CNC machining to assemble and maintain essential aircraft and space shuttle components. Because a single imperfection or malfunction can lead to disastrous results in aerospace applications, OEMs in this industry rely on CNC machining to eliminate the risk of human error while creating high-precision components under tight deadlines.
CNC machinery can operate with even the highest-quality metals, creating parts that can withstand the intense pressures and temperatures inherent to aerospace applications. We at Ardel Engineering are deeply aware of the many benefits CNC machining brings to the aerospace manufacturing field, which is why we’ve made this manufacturing technique central to our production processes.
Our aerospace machine shop uses some of the most precise and innovative techniques available to create top-quality components for the aerospace field. We work within a strict climate-controlled environment to build products to tight tolerances, and we strive to anticipate and overcome any challenge our components might face in the field.
Aerospace machining differs from typical CNC machining processes in that it requires incredibly tight tolerances for all metals without sacrificing their ability to withstand the demands of flight. The materials used for aerospace projects must be lightweight, durable, and temperature resistant.
Our aerospace machine shop uses the latest equipment to work with aluminum and stainless steel, the two most-used metals in the aerospace industry.
- Aluminum is a lightweight metal that provides excellent ductility when machining and durability when finished. Because of its corrosion resistance and high electrical conductivity, it’s ideal for a variety of aerospace applications.
- Stainless steel resists corrosion and can withstand strong impacts as well as regular wear and tear. It can also withstand scratches, extreme temperatures, and low pressures.
- In addition to aluminum and stainless steel, we also work with metals including Inconnel, titanium, and high-stress alloys.
We shape these metals into many different components for aerospace applications, such as:
- Electrical connectors
- Parts for oxygen generation
- Filter bodies