Precision Aerospace 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, manufacturing aerospace parts that can withstand the intense pressures and temperatures inherent to these critical 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.

An Ever Growing Industry

The aerospace industry encompasses many market areas. It involves the design and manufacturing of aircraft and spacecraft, as well as missiles and other components used in the earth's atmosphere and surrounding space. There is a constant demand for highly precise components within this industry as even the smallest imperfection can result in costly damages or danger to human life. Precision is also crucial in ensuring optimal functionality under high-altitude and high-pressure conditions.

To achieve the maximum amount of accuracy possible, mechanical components for the aerospace industry are typically produced through CNC machining. Aircraft and aerospace markets that rely on machining services and machined parts include:


Military aircraft

Precision parts are required in the production of military



Missile bodies are machined using types of CNC equipment



Highly precise machined parts are required to produce


Commercial airline

Many airplane components are produced using CNC

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General aviation

Beyond commercial airlines, there are many general aviation

Materials for Aerospace Machined Parts

The aerospace industry has strict specifications for the materials used in its component manufacturing. Generally, the materials should be strong and durable while remaining fairly lightweight. One of the most popular materials throughout all market areas of the aerospace industry is aluminum. Aluminum is the third most abundant element on earth, and its abundance makes it a very cost-effective material option. While its hardness and strength vary according to its series, aluminum remains easy to shape and machine. It is widely used in aerospace applications as it meets stringent industry requirements while lowering manufacturing costs.

There are several aluminum alloys that are particularly well suited for aerospace applications, including but not limited to:

In addition to aluminum, Ardel Engineering works with a diverse range of materials, including exotic metals. The materials we use are available in various price points and strengths. Available materials include:

  • High-stress alloys
  • Stainless steel
  • Titanium
  • Carbon

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There are many applications for precision machined parts within the various aerospace industry markets. Some of the most common component applications include:


Parts for oxygen generation

All types of aircraft need to be equipped with oxygen generation



All types of aircraft and spacecraft require sturdy but lightweight

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Turbine blades

Turbine blades are an important component of jet engines. They

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In aerospace applications, shafts are a key component in


Valve components

Many types of valves are used throughout the aerospace industry.

Electrical Connectors

Electrical connectors

Commercial and military aircraft utilize numerous electrical



Missile housings are made up of long components which



The aerospace industry requires castings to design components of

Structural Components

Structural components

Many types of vital aircraft structural components are

Filter Bodies

Filter bodies

Aircraft utilizes several types of liquid and air filters which need to be

Ardel works with some of the world’s leading aircraft companies, from Lockheed-Martin to Boeing and Vickers to World Aerospace. Our experience has granted us expansive knowledge regarding the industry and what aerospace professionals need to make their equipment soar.

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Our aerospace machine shop can work with a variety of metals commonly used in the aerospace field. We can source all metals and other materials from your approved vendor or from our partners, who can supply actual mill certifications. All Fair Article Inspection Reports (FAIR) are completed using AS9102 forms to ensure full project requirements are understood and met. With our ISO 9001:2015 certification and the use of our Zeiss CMM and ROI Vision System to log SPC and CPK data, we guarantee that our finished products will achieve optimal performance no matter their end use.

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Ardel works with some of the world’s leading aircraft companies, from Lockheed-Martin to Boeing and Vickers to World Aerospace. Our experience has granted us expansive knowledge regarding the industry and what aerospace professionals need to make their equipment soar. 

We understand the critical nature of aerospace machining components. Our team pays the highest levels of attention to the details that make aircraft fly. That’s why we’ve outfitted our shop with dozens of machines specifically designed to produce quality and precise parts.

Our superior aerospace machining capabilities set us apart from the pack and have rendered us a leading service provider in one of the world’s most innovative industries. We actively work to put our team’s experience and our state-of-the-art equipment to good use. We always aim to manufacture high-quality aerospace components that meet our clients’ specifications.

Ardel Engineering & Manufacturing guarantees parts and assemblies of the highest quality. Our manufacturing and controls processes ensure that we achieve nothing less than perfection with all our products. 

If you would like to learn more about Ardel’s machining capabilities, contact us or request a quote today.