ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE

With over 100 years of engineering excellence, we are recognized as a leader in the global market of precision forging and machining for the aerospace, defense, power generation and general engineering industries.

Our goal is to exceed our customers’ exceptionally high standard for innovative engineering, quality products and on-time delivery. By keeping the entire manufacturing process of engineering, tools, forging and machining in-house and under total control, we ensure our products and customer service are unsurpassed in the industry.

Specializing in engine parts, our portfolio includes turbine and compressor blades, pipe fittings and sole plates. Products can be supplied from our European or U.S. facilities or a combination of both locations.

Capabilities
Our Technical Services provides the aerospace industry with a full-service range of innovative solutions to meet your precision forging needs. Our product offerings and service capabilities include:

  • Technologically innovative engineering
  • Rapid new program development
  • Speed to market with accelerated lead times
  • Sophisticated computer aided manufacturing
  • Precision forging, machining and value added finishing
  • Complete tooling and fixture expertise
  • Advanced high performance materials
  • In-house Metallurgist
  • Dedicated customer focus teams

We offer services to coordinate all aspects of the program development process from the initial design concept state to final inspection. Accurate project planning and collaboration between all processing teams assures that the most efficient methods are utilized. Production of highly detailed features in dyes and run-controlled forge processes yield machine-like components contributing to reduced timelines and realized cost savings.

Engineering

  • CAD (native formats)
    • Unigraphics NX2 – NX5
    • SolidWorks 2006 – 2008
    • Pro/ENGINEER
  • CAM
    • Mastercam
    • SURFCAM Velocity
    • CAM-TOOL
    • Unigraphics Manufacturing
  • CAE/Analysis
    • DEFORM
    • Geomagic Quality 9 (with Blade module)
    • COSMOS
  • CMM
    • PC-DMIS
    • MM4
  • Reverse Engineering
    • Geomagic Studio 9
  • Translations (general formats)
    • Tecomet FTP site
    • Step 203 & 214 (STP)
    • Parasolid
    • IGES

Engineering Capabilities

  • Rapid co-development of customer programs
  • Reverse engineering
  • Model and print development from final or preliminary model, print or sketch
  • Multiple file transformation formats: Step, IGES, Para Solid, etc.
  • Overlay creation/generation: 4 mil mylar
  • Gage and fixture design and development
  • Rapid prototyping (i.e., SLA’s, machine from solid, and quick forge)
  • Full scan capabilities on CMM’s
  • Strong affiliation with Michigan State University to develop continuous improvement programs and curriculums

Materials

We offer a wide variety of grades, specifications and sizes for your aerospace application.

  • Titanium
    • AMS 4965, 4967, 6A1-4V
    • AMS 4921, Grade 4 CP
    • AMS 4926, 5Al-2.5Sn
    • AMS 4972, 8Al-1Mo-1V
    • AMS 4976, 6Al-2Sn-4Zr-2Mo
  • Stainless
    • AMS 5659, 15-5
    • AMS 5643, 5604, 17-4
    • AMS 5613, 410
    • AMS 5616, 418
    • AMS 5621, 420
    • AMS 5639, 304
    • AMS 5510, 5645, 321
    • AMS 5646, 347
    • AMS 5656, 21-6-9
    • AMS 5659, 15-5
    • AMS 5629, 13-8
    • AMS 5731, 5734, A-286
  • High performance Superalloys
    • AMS 5662, Inconel® alloy 718
    • AMS 5666, Inconel® alloy 625
    • AMS 5667, Inconel® alloy X-750
    • AMS 5754, Inconel® alloy HX
    • AMS 5706, 5708, Waspalloy
    • ASTM 1537, Alloy 1, Cobalt Chrome
  • Designated area for all materials
    • Master materials list maintained by Director of Quality
    • Materials are segregated by use of a color-coded scheme

Products / Market Segments

  • Vision Systems
    • Infrared Detectors
    • Cold Fingers
    • Coldwells
    • Cryocoolers

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VISION SYSTEM COMPONENT APPLICATION HIGHLIGHTS

Target Market

Homeland Security
Aerial Surveillance

Missile Guidance
Cooled Infrared (IR) Detectors and Cameras

Product Types

Infrared (IR) Sensors and Detectors
Coldfingers

Coldwells and Dewars
Cryocoolers and Cryolines

Capabilities/Processes Applied

Precision CNC Machining
EDM Machining
Vacuum Brazing
Laser Welding
Electron Beam Welding

Leak, Pressure, and Flow Testing
Cleaning
Passivation
Precision Finishing

Material Used

Titanium
Stainless Steel
Kovar

Inconel
Brass
Molybdenum

Standards Met

ISO 9001 and AS 9100 Certified
AWS D17.1:2001 Certified (fusion and electron beam welding)
AMS 2680 and AMS 2681 Certified (EB welding)

Project Scope

Concept Development
Rapid Prototyping
Process Development

Process Validation
Production Scale Up

  • Radar Systems
    • Traveling Wave Tube (TWT) Grids

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RADAR SYSTEM AND TRAVELING WAVE TUBE APPLICATION HIGHLIGHTS

Target Market

Radar and Space Communication Systems
Traveling Wave Tubes (TWT)
Electron Devices

Product Types

Shadow and Control Grids for Traveling Wave Tubes

Capabilities/Processes Applied

Precision Photochemical Etching
EDM Machining
Cleaning

Passivation
Precision Finishing

Tightest Tolerance

± .0002″ (.005 mm) or 10% of material thickness

Material Thickness

.001″ – .100″ (.025 – 2.5 mm)

Product Size

Sheet size up to 24″ (60 cm) L x W

Material Used

Copper
Beryllium Copper
Tungsten

Brass
Molybdenum

Standards Met

ISO 9001 and AS 9100 Certified

Project Scope

Concept Development
Rapid Prototyping
Process Development

Process Validation
Production Scale Up

  • Propulsion Systems
    • Thrusters
    • Fuel Injectors
    • Gas & Pressure Bottles

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APPLICATION HIGHLIGHTS FOR THRUSTERS, FUEL INJECTORS, AND PRESSURE/GAS BOTTLES

Target Market

Propulsion Systems for Missiles and Rockets
Orbital Control of Satellites

Product Types

Thrusters
Exit Cones
Gimbal Housings

Fuel Injectors
Gas and Pressure Bottles

Capabilities/Processes Applied

Precision CNC Machining
EDM Machining
Small Hole EDM
Vacuum Brazing
Laser Welding

Electron Beam Welding
Heat Treating and Stress Relieving
Conventional Machining
Pressure, Flow, and Leak Testing
Precision Finishing

Small Hole Capabilities

< .004″ (.10 mm) diameter small hole EDM with 5x aspect ratio and .0001″ taper

Product Diameter

.050″ to 22″ (1.27 mm to 55 cm) diameter

Material Used

Titanium
Stainless Steels (15-5, 17-4, 300 series, and others)
Niobium (Columbium)
Inconel
Kovar
Brass

Aluminum
Molybdenum
Tungsten
Gold
Silver
Platinum-Rhodium

Standards Met

ISO 9001 and AS 9100 Certified
AWS D17.1:2001 Certified (fusion and electron beam welding)
AMS 2680 and AMS 2681 Certified (EB welding)

Project Scope

Concept Development
Rapid Prototyping
Process Development

Process Validation
Production Scale Up

  • Gas Turbines / IGT
    • Turbine Engine Cases
    • Compressor Airfoils
    • Fuel Management Systems – Actuation

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TURBINE ENGINE CASES

Target Market

Commercial jet engines
Industrial gas turbine engines

Product Types

Ducts and Supports (cold side of the engine)
TEC plates (hot side of the Engine)

Capabilities/Processes Applied

Laser Cutting
Precision CNC Blank Machining
Precision forging
Hot Forming
Chemical Etching

Precision CNC Finish machining
CMM
NADCAP FPI
Unigraphics design and programming software
Deform Forming Simulation

Material Used

Titanium
Inconel

Project Scope

DFM
Concept development
Process development

Process validation
Production scale up
VMI full logistical support.

FUEL DELIVERY AUTOMATION - NOZZLES & VALVE BODIES

Target Market

Commercial and Military Jet Engines
Industrial Gas Turbine Engines

Product Types

Fuel nozzles
Valve bodies
Fuel nozzle supports

Capabilities

CNC Billet Machining
Precision forging
NADCAP FPI
Precision CNC Finish machining

CMM
Unigraphics design and programming software
Deform Forge Simulation Modeling

Material Used

Inconel
Hastelloy X
Stainless Steel

Project Scope

DFM
Concept development
Process development

Process validation
Production scale up
VMI full logistical support.

HYDRAULIC PIPE FITTINGS

Target Market

Commercial Aircraft

Product Types

Tee – 45°, 60°, 90°
Cross Fittings

Capabilities

CNC Billet Machining
Precision forging
Chemical Etching
NADCAP FPI

CMM
Unigraphics design and programming software
Deform Forge Simulation Modeling

Material Used

Inconel
Hastelloy X
Stainless Steel

Project Scope

DFM
Concept development
Process development

Process validation
Production scale up
VMI full logistical support.

COMPRESSOR AEROFOILS

Target Market

Commercial and Military Jet Engine Compressor Components
Industrial Gas Turbine Compressor Components

Product Types

Compressor Rotators
Stations
Vanes – single and double sided

Capabilities

Precision Forging
CNC Grinding Leading and Trailing Edges
Chemical Etching
Vibro Finishing
Net shaped Aerofoils
CNC Machining

Automated Finishing Aerofoilds
CMM
Multipoint Gauging
Unigraphics design and programming software
MPI
FPI

Material Used

Titanium
Stainless Aluminum
Inconel Udimet

Project Scope

DFM
Concept development
Process development

Process validation
Production scale up
VMI full logistical support

  • AIRFRAME (FUSEALGE and WINGS)
    • Nacelle – Thrust Reverser Actuation Systems
    • Hydraulic Pipe Fittings