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What Is Aerospace CNC Machining?

Posted by Mike Sterling

Oct 3, 2022 3:25:43 AM

To function properly, components for commercial airplanes, fighter jets, spacecraft, and missiles must withstand extreme and fluctuating temperatures and altitude pressures. Aerospace CNC machining allows manufacturers to produce safe, reliable parts for such mission-critical applications.

At Ardel Engineering and Manufacturing Inc., our team uses CNC machining to create high-performance parts that support the aerospace industry. With a commitment to innovation, we manufacture and assemble essential air- and spacecraft components with rugged strength, superior precision, tight tolerances, and quality materials.

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Why You Need Aluminum CNC Machining

Posted by Mike Sterling

Jun 17, 2022 3:02:09 PM

The specific properties and features of aluminum have made aluminum CNC machining an increasingly popular process for product manufacturing. If you're wondering what makes aluminum such a popular choice for manufacturers, learn about why you need aluminum CNC machining below!

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Swiss Machining & Automation

Posted by Mike Sterling

Dec 17, 2021 2:22:07 PM

Ardel Engineering & Manufacturing is an ISO 9001:2015 certified and ISO 13485 compliant company specializing in precision milling and turning. Our 30,000-square-foot facility houses Swiss screw machines and other top-of-the-line CNC milling and turning equipment, which we use to create small diameter components in medium to high volumes for customers across a wide range of industries. 

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Topics: CNC Swiss Machining, Machining, Manufacturing


Recent Challenges to Aerospace Parts Manufacturing & Their Solutions

Posted by Mike Sterling

Oct 22, 2021 4:54:50 PM

Ardel Engineering and Manufacturing, Inc. is a leading provider of precision CNC machining, Swiss screw turning, wire EDM cutting, and assembly services for the aerospace industry. As a result, we have observed how the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and other factors have highlighted certain issues within the aerospace manufacturing process. Below is a closer look at some of the different challenges to aerospace parts manufacturing and several solutions that can best address them.
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Topics: Ardel News


2021 Trends for CNC Swiss Machining & Turning

Posted by Mike Sterling

Jul 2, 2021 3:16:56 PM

While machining technology is always advancing, 2020 accelerated some key innovations. In the machining industry, many companies had to pivot and produce necessary supplies quickly, or they were met with a decreased demand for products and were forced to reduce jobs. Even in the best of times, it's getting more difficult to find manufacturing workers, and companies are turning to automation. Using robotics to increase productivity is one of several trends and changes that are likely here to stay.

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Topics: Machining, Ardel News


The Role of Machined Components in Satellite Communications

Posted by Mike Sterling

Jun 30, 2021 11:49:44 AM

Over the years, satellite communication systems—also known as satcom systems—have become increasingly important to our day-to-day lives. Since they allow people to communicate through voice and video reliably even with variable information rates and from the most difficult-to-reach areas, the demand for them has grown among consumers, businesses, and military agencies.

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Topics: Machining, Ardel News


The Latest Addition to Our Equipment Line: Haas EC-400

Posted by Mike Sterling

Nov 2, 2020 5:09:54 PM

Ardel recently added a new CNC machine to our equipment line: the Haas EC-400,

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Topics: Machining, Ardel News


Manufacturing 101: Breaking Into the Aerospace Industry

Posted by Mike Sterling

Oct 9, 2020 9:12:26 AM

To become part of the aerospace industry, companies must attain several

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Topics: Machining, ISO Certification, Aerospace


Best Practices for Sourcing a CNC Manufacturer

Posted by Mike Sterling

Dec 17, 2019 10:24:18 AM

Computer Numerical Control (CNC) technology has improved the capabilities of many machine shops and manufacturing operations. It's a competitive industry and each company brings its own strengths to the table—but not all contract CNC manufacturers are created equal. It’s important to consider multiple options and select a CNC manufacturer that can handle your project, your budget, and any other unique needs you may have.

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Topics: CNC Machining


The Latest Trends in CNC Machined Materials

Posted by Mike Sterling

Aug 20, 2019 2:27:49 PM

CNC machining is a manufacturing process known for its versatility. Manufacturers use the process to create high quality, custom-designed parts and products for a wide range of industries from virtually any type of material. Typical machined materials include metal, plastic, wood, foam, and fiberglass.

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Topics: Machining