CNC in Aviation
One of the critical types of equipment used in producing precision machined components for aerospace are CNC (Computer Numerical Control). Specifications for aerospace machined parts are size, shape, and material specific. Most of the machined components, from the simple to the complex, are produced on CNC machines. The precision and repeatability requirements can only be consistently achieved on CNC machines.
At Intrex Aerospace, we have on our shop floor over forty pieces of CNC equipment. Our CNC inventory consists of an assortment of CNC lathes (two, three, four, and seven axis). Our vertical CNC machine centers are three and four axis, horizontal machine centers four axis, and twin spindle CNC mill/turn is five axis simultaneous machining. Because of the wide range of our CNC capability, we can produce very complex shapes and sizes in multiple materials.
Our latest models of multi-axis CNC machines with two spindles are well suited for producing precision parts in low-to-medium lot sizes. Our CNC mill/turns with ATCs (automatic tool changers) offer a good solution for short run parts (where most of the demand in aerospace is). The design of our CNC mill/turns helps reduce setups, minimizes operator intervention, and lessens dependence on special fixturing. All of which improves part quality and efficiencies, shortens lead times, and helps take cost out of the part.
In addition to having over forty CNC machines, we also have five CNC Zeiss CMM (Coordinate Measuring Machines) on our shop floor. These machines are strategically located for ease of operator and quality access. They are linked to our Epicor ERP/MRP system. All measurements are recorded and reported through this system. All our information can be tracked across our production floor. Access to any supporting documentation (shipping documents, etc.) can be easily provided and traced.
To learn more about our program management and demand management services that our company has to offer, contact Intrex Aerospace, Thornton, CO.