Aerospace and Defense

Visser Precision is a leader in the Aerospace and Defense industry, providing highly precise components and assemblies for critical applications. Our team of engineers and machinists work closely with our customers to develop custom solutions that meet the most demanding requirements. 

Whether designing and manufacturing new parts or repairing existing ones, Visser Precision is committed to helping our customers succeed. Our aerospace CNC machining services are performed using state-of-the-art equipment and software, ensuring that our clients receive parts that meet their exact specifications. In addition, we are laser-focused on customer partnerships.  

We prioritize communication regarding progress and timeliness and maintain the highest level of transparency. As a result, our clients can be confident that they will receive the parts they need when they need them. 

At Visser Precision, we provide aerospace machining solutions that meet the highest standards of quality and reliability. We utilize various in-house capabilities, including engineering, design assistance, machining, fabrication, and 3D printing. We also offer inspection and validation. 

What is aerospace machining?

Aerospace machining is the process of removing material from a workpiece to create or modify the desired shape. It is imperative in the aerospace industry, where parts must be precision-machined to exact specifications. 

Aerospace machining applications include the manufacture of aircraft fuselages, wings, landing gear, and other components. The high level of precision required in these applications necessitates the use of CNC machining. 

Aerospace precision machining creates various parts, including engine components, airframe structures, and landing gear. In many cases, these parts must be able to withstand extreme temperatures and pressures. As a result, aerospace machining requires high accuracy and precision. 

Types of CNC machining

There are several common types of CNC machining, each of which has advantages and disadvantages. The most common types are as follows:

Turning

Turning is a machining process that uses a lathe to create cylindrical or conical shapes from metal bar stock or other materials. It is one of the oldest and most versatile machining processes and can be used to produce a wide variety of parts.  

The process begins by mounting the workpiece in the lathe, which is then rotated at high speed. The cutting tool is then brought into contact with the workpiece, and the material is removed in a series of cuts. 

Milling

Milling is a machining process that uses a milling cutter to remove material from a workpiece. A milling cutter is a rotary tool that consists of several sharp teeth mounted on a cylindrical body. It is held in place by a chuck and rotated at high speed while it is brought into contact with the workpiece.  

The material is removed in a series of cuts, and the configuration of the cutter determines the resulting shape. Milling can create various forms, including flat surfaces, contoured surfaces, pockets, and slots. It is a versatile machining process for different materials, including metals, plastics, and composites. 

Grinding

Grinding is a machining process that uses an abrasive wheel to remove material from a workpiece. The abrasive wheel is a disk or cylinder made of bonded abrasives, such as silicon carbide, aluminum oxide, or diamond. It is mounted on a spindle and rotated at high speed while it is brought into contact with the workpiece. The material is removed in a series of cuts, and the configuration of the wheel determines the resulting shape. 

Drilling

Drilling is a machining process that uses a drill bit to remove material from a workpiece. A drill bit is a rotary tool consisting of several sharp teeth mounted on a cylindrical body. It is held in place by a chuck and rotated at high speed while it is brought into contact with the workpiece. The material is removed in a series of cuts, and the configuration of the drill bit determines the resulting shape.  

EDM

EDM is a machining process that uses electrical discharges to remove material from a workpiece. The discharge is created by passing an electric current through a conductive fluid that surrounds the workpiece, typically water or oil. The material is removed in a series of cuts, and the resulting shape is determined by the geometry of the electrode and the workpiece.  

How CNC technology helps aerospace machining aim for precision

CNC technology helps achieve precision in aerospace machining by allowing operators to program the movement of the cutting tool in three dimensions. This ensures that the tool is always in the correct position relative to the workpiece, which results in greater accuracy and precision.  

CNC technology also allows operators to control the cutting tool’s speed and feed rate, further enhancing the machining process’s accuracy. In addition, CNC technology can produce complex shapes that would be difficult or impossible to make with traditional machining methods. 

Visser Precision’s solutions to aerospace challenges

Visser Precision has developed a reputation for providing quality parts that meet the stringent requirements of this highly demanding market. Our experience and expertise in aerospace machining have allowed us to overcome the challenges faced by the industry, including: 

  • The Need for Tight Tolerances: We have invested in the latest CNC technology and machining techniques to ensure that we can consistently meet the tight tolerances required by our customers. 
  • The need for high precision: Our CNC machining aerospace parts are capable of producing exceptional accuracy and repeatability. In addition, we have a team of highly skilled and experienced operators who are dedicated to ensuring that every detail meets the highest quality standards. 
  • The need for quick turnaround times: We understand that our customers often need parts in a hurry, and we have the resources and capability to meet their needs. We offer a range of services, including expedited shipping and on-site support, to ensure that our customers can always get the parts they need when they need them. 
  • The challenge of working with exotic materials:  We have developed a deep understanding of the properties of various metals, plastics, and composites and how to best work with them. This allows us to produce parts that meet our customers’ demanding specifications. 
  • The need for quick turnaround times: We have invested in a large and efficient machining facility that allows us to rapidly produce parts while maintaining the high quality our customers expect. 
  • The need for flexibility: We offer a range of services, including custom machining, engineering support, and assembly, to meet the specific needs of our customers. 

Industry experts when it comes to aerospace machining

The aerospace and defense industries are highly demanding environments that require precision and accuracy in all aspects of the manufacturing process.  

At Visser Precision, we have the experience and expertise to meet these demands and produce parts that meet the highest quality standards. We offer wide range of services, including expedited shipping and on-site support, to ensure that our customers can always get the parts they need when they need them. 

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you meet your aerospace machining needs. 

Industry experts when it comes to aerospace machining 

Visser Precision typically has these materials in inventory to run full-volume builds immediately.

Ni

Nickel Alloys

IN625
IN718
Hastelloy X
Haynes 214

Al

Aluminum

A7075-RAM2
AlSi10Mg
A7050-RAM2
A1000-RAM10
A6061-RAM2

Fe

Maraging Steel

Maraging 300/ 1.2709

Ti

Titanium

Ti 6-Al-4-V
Ti 6-Al-4-V ELI

Cr

Stainless Steel

17-4
316L

Co

Cobalt Chrome

 CoCrMo

Cu

Copper

GrCOP-84