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, 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.
Materials for Aerospace Machined Parts
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
Partnering with the World’s Leading Aerospace Companies Since 1963
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.
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 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.