Space Industry Machining
Intrex Aerospace is an experienced manufacturer of precision machined components for the aerospace and space markets. We have an experienced staff and the right systems in place to deliver quality machined space components.
Space and Aerospace Experience
Our systems include:
- 5-axis machining
- Complex turn/milling
- Thin wall machining
- Machining from solid/casting/forging
- Exotic materials
- Engineering support
Complex Parts – Shorter Production – Flexible Scheduling
Our multi-axis CNC machine centers are ideally suited for producing complex machined shapes. Several of our machines have twin spindles. Two spindles allow for chucking the workpiece in the left-hand spindle, machining on side one, and transferring the workpiece (without operator intervention) to the right-hand spindle. The ability to hold and transfer the part with a minimum of operator intervention, within the same machine envelope, greatly reduces the need for additional setups. This setup reduction is very beneficial in reducing tolerance “stack up”, which in turn eliminates scrap and produces overall quality improvements. Utilizing this type of multi-axis CNC machinery also enhances operating efficiencies and reduces lead times.
Because of rev updates and inventory constraints, lot sizes of production space and aerospace machined components have become shorter. Having 5-axis simultaneous machine tools lends itself to addressing needed flexibility. Our 5-axis CNC machines can generate most complex shapes. We also have tool changers on our machines, which shorten setup times, making us flexible for managing these shorter production runs.
Vertically Integrated Services
Intrex Aerospace has the capability to administer the most challenging outsourcing program demands. We have over 20 years of experience in Integrated Logistical Supply Chain Management. Our qualified supply chain staff combined with our Epicor integrated ERP system provides the manufacturing technologies and business processes needed to make our customers’ program outsourcing successful. Our Program Management system operates on the principle that Intrex will assume the responsibility on behalf of our partners to coordinate the supply chain, manage risk, and implement systems for quality and delivery to our customers’ specific needs and requirements.
We integrate into our component manufacturing:
- Sourcing raw material
- Complete machining
- Special processing – outsourcing
- Material certification & documentation
- Providing FAIs (if required)
- Packaging & shipping
- “Light” assembly
Partnerships are the center of successful program management. Our success has been the result of understanding the key factors that impact our customers, including:
- Balance sheet management
- Cost controls
- Responsiveness to forecasting
- Accurate communications
- Engineering coordination
- Continuous improvement initiatives
Program Management Services
Services provided include FAI, PPAP/SPAP, JIT, Kanban, dock-to-stock, warehousing, VMI, 3PL, LTA, shipping/customs/duty management.
Intrex has the infrastructure to support the needs of our customers for both domestic and international sourcing. Our facilities in the United States are able to offer to our program partners options that achieve the lowest available total cost for their supply chain requirements. We also have the capital to support growth initiatives. Our ISO 9001:2000 and AS9100 certifications are a testimony to our commitment to provide our customers with the most efficient, professional, and dedicated level of service.
For additional information, contact Intrex Aerospace today.