Aerospace machining represents a great opportunity for CNC machine shops that are seeking new income streams. Producing parts for civil, commercial and military aircraft is unlike making parts for consumer goods, automotive, construction and many other industries. The materials tend to be more exotic, the tolerances are often stricter, and the traceability requirements are more stringent.
Two white papers from machine tool distributor and automation integrator Gosiger Inc. explain the capabilities required of CNC machine shops that wish to enter the aerospace market. The papers discuss the various types of machining necessary for engine, structural and non-structural components, as well as the materials involved and CNC machine, tooling, control and accessory considerations.
The free white papers can be downloaded at gosiger.com/resources.