Why Precision Parts Matter in Aerospace Machining
In aerospace manufacturing, providing precision parts on time is EVERYTHING. Intrex Aerospace has been producing precise aerospace components for many years. The years of experience of our machinists, coupled with our Epicor ERP/MRP system and support staff, are designed to meet the complex needs of the aerospace, defense, and space supply chain. We provide complex machined shapes, along with a high level of integration and support documentation. These are what our customers demand.
Our modern 75,000-square-foot facility is equipped with 30-plus CNC machines on an assortment of machine platforms. They include twin spindle CNC turning/mill lathes, 5-axis mill/turns, and 4-axis vertical and horizontal machine centers. Our equipment lineup of precision CNC equipment is able to produce a wide variety of complex shapes using many different materials.
Capital Equipment Expenditures
Producing precise aerospace parts requires not only experienced machinists and process control, but it also requires excellent modern equipment. Intrex has made significant investments in the latest, most accurate machine tools. In the last three years, we have added machining capacity and updated our CNC machines, support equipment, and systems software. Our recent investments have included:
- 1 – DMG/Mori NTX 2500 5 Axis
- 3 – DMG/Mori NLX2500SY/700
- 1 – DMG/MoriNLX2000 SY
- DMG/Mori CMX 1100
- 5 – Zeiss Dura CMM’s
With our many and varied machine platforms, our work envelopes currently can produce a variety of sizes and shapes including precise aerospace components like flanges, couplings, sleeves, nuts, bushings, and housings. We can make parts from solids, castings, and forgings using many different aerospace materials including TZM, Inconel, aluminum, cold roll steel, stainless steel, titanium, Monel, and Hastelloy. Most of our machined parts require some special processing: anodizing, heat treating, passivation, mag. particle inspection, and coatings and lubricants. We manage this outsourcing through our powerful Epicor MRP/ERP software. Management, control, and integration of our processes is seamless and efficient.
Program Management Capabilities
It takes not only precision machines but superior process control to produce precise parts. At Intrex Aerospace, our Program Management team can manage the ever-changing demands of aerospace production and scheduling. One of the reasons for our success is our experience in demand-planning. We are experts at managing the high-mix/low-volume aerospace components. Our system is coupled with our ISO 9001, AS9100 certifications, and ITAR conformance.
Manufacturing precision components requires a high level of quality control. At Intrex Aerospace, we have a quality assurance processes that provides our customers with not only precision parts, but also detailed support documentation of our processes used during production. We are constantly investing and updating in our quality management systems and quality measuring equipment. Everything is integrated into our Epicor system. This allows us to track our production as well as a range of quality control metrics, such as CPk and SPCs. We can also use it to generate reports that allow our customers to see how we’ve improved quality and reduced waste throughout the production of their precision components.
To request a quote or to learn more about our precision CNC Machining, please contact Intrex Aerospace today.