Categories Aerospace, Production, Prototype

In-House Kirksite Foundry

kirksite foundry

March 25, 2021

Our in-house Kirksite foundry allows for short lead-times for tooling and assembly when a quick turnaround is required. We have a pour capacity of 60,000 lbs. per casting and over 750,000 lbs. per month. Kirksite (zinc alloy) requires little machining to the molding surfaces and can be easily polished for a nice, smooth finish. This allows us to produce tooling for tight time schedules and incorporate changes quickly. Learn more about our kirksite foundry at

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Categories Aerospace, Production, Prototype

Joining Aluminum to Steel

March 17, 2021

We specialize in both manual and robotic welding, allowing us to customize the manufacturing process to give you the repeatability and flexibility you need. This includes working with unique metals, including joining aluminum to steel read more here about our sheet metal fabrication.

Manual welding, a traditional process, is a lower cost alternative for low volume projects and assembly tooling. It requires less programming and a shorter start-up time, instead relying on the decades of experience and training of our skilled craftsmen. Robotic welding is the technology based approach for welding programs that require high repeatability. There are many benefits of robotic welding, including reduced piece price over the life of the project, more robust processing in higher volume programs, and increased rate and flow.

Contact us today to see which welding process is best for your next program.

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Categories Aerospace, Production, Prototype

Testing and Validation

March 9, 2021

We use dimensional measuring for parts and fixtures as large as a full BIW. Our white light scanning, blue light scanning, and dual arm CMM measure every aspect of your part ensuring it meets your exact specifications. This is how we ensure you receive the highest quality parts for your program. Learn more about our industry leading capabilities at

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Categories Aerospace, Production, Prototype

Flexible Manufacturing Cells

February 25, 2021

We utilize flexible manufacturing cells that allow us to change cell configuration quickly and easily depending on the needs of your project. This leads to reduced capital due to the wide range of technologies we work with on a day-to-day basis. Our flex cells are able to run in full auto, increasing the rate in flow, getting products to you faster. Contact us to see how our flex cell capabilities can benefit your next program.

Learn more about our capabilities here.

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Categories Aerospace, Misc., Production, Prototype

Our Laser Capabilities

January 21, 2021

We are equipped with the latest technologies in 5-axis and flat pattern laser cutting to cut a full range of materials. Utilizing CO2, O2, nitrogen, and fiber machines, we are able to trim precision metal components with speed and minimal burr. Our machine configurations allow for complex shapes and sizes and accommodate the full range of metallic options with both online and offline programming capabilities. We employ cutting capabilities that allow us to work with a wide range of metals, including carbon steel, aluminum, stainless steel, inconel, titanium, coated metals, mild steel, and high strength metals. Our engineering team utilizes Cenit/Fastsuite software to complete off-line programming (OLP) to streamline the first time quality of our process. Our laser department is accredited by Nadcap for AC7116/4 Rev C laser beam machining (LBM).

Our equipment includes:

(1) 4000w Mitsubishi fiber optic flat laser – table size 84’ x 156’

(4) 3000w Mitsubishi VZ10 5-axis lasers – table size’ 89’ x 122

(1) 4000w Mitsubishi VZ20 5-axis laser – table size 75’ x 168’

(2) 3300w NTC 5-axis lasers – table size 168’ x 75’

(1) 3300w NTC 5-axis lasers – table size 120’ x 75’

(2) 3300w NTC 5-axis laser – table size 6’ x 14’

(1) 2500w NTC 5-axis laser – table size 6’x 10’

This range of different laser cutters ensures that we are able to provide the cutting solution your program requires while maintaining the repeatability you expect.

Read more about our capabilities here.