The Aerospace Machining capability we posses is driven by the high standards demanded by our customer specifications.
We have experience in machining a variety of materials to suit a range of solutions.
Our approach to sourcing equipment is to identify world-class machines that meet our customer’s requirements and fit into our own internal development programme. A list of current and future equipment can be found below alongside material types.
As a vertically-integrated organisation, we have a number of specialist secondary processes that complement our aerospace machining capacity.
- Machining Scope
- Welding Scope
- Surface Treatment Scope
- Painting Scope
- NDT & Part Marking
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Aerospace Manufacturing Programmes
Trent 900 Airbus A380 EJ200 Eurofighter Typhoon Trent 700 Airbus A330 Aero Structures Airbus A320 RB211 Boeing (747, 757, 767)
We are experienced in working with a range of aerospace material groups, including:
- Aluminium Alloys
- Titanium Alloys
- Heat-resisting Stainless Steels, Jethete
- Nickel Alloys (Mnemonic, Inconel)
- Phosphor Bronzes
- Case-hardened Steels
- Heat-treated Steels
We look to work with world-class machines, identified with our customers’ specifications in mind and incorporated into our processes:
Current equipment includes:
- Kitamura HX500 - Horizontal machining centre
- Kitamura HX400 - Horizontal machining centre
- Traub TNL26 - Sliding Head
- Traub TNL32/7 - Sliding Head
- Doosan TT1800SY - Twin Spindle Twin Turret Turning Centre
- Doosan MX2000 - Mill Turn Centre
- Mazak Hyperquadrex 200MSY - Twin Spindle Twin Turret Turning Centre
- Jones & Shipman CNC Grinder
- Solvac S1500 Degreaseing Plant
- IMS 1500 CMM Measuring Machine
- CAM - EdgeCAM
Expected equipment includes:
- Keyence Visual Inspection machine
- IMS MI500 Visual inspection machine with touch probe
- Mazak Variaxis 1500
- Mazak Integrex 200 - CNC turning centre
- Doosan Lynx Turning centre
Process Scope Turning/Mill Turning 6mm-550mm diameter Horizontal Milling – (5 axis) Up to 800mm x 800mm Vertical Machining Up to 1500mm x 800mm Grinding In support of our machining scope
We weld a wide range of materials and thicknesses by a number of processes, up to 500kg.
Process Scope MIG + TIG General Production welding Manual Metal Arc A specialist welding process for sheet and plate Oxyacetylene Welding A specialist welding capability for sheet Resistance Welding Spot welding/projection welding Stud Welding Capacitor Discharge (sheet)/Drawn Arc (plate) Brazing and Silver Soldering Flame/induction
Detergent wash, shot-blast, paint stripping, rumbling and vapour degreasing.
Denis Ferranti Surface Treatments has an extensive plating capability, operating to Aerospace and Defence Standards.
The following table gives an outline of our current processes:-
Process Scope Zinc Plating 1 Vat 2000mm x 1000mm x 500mm Stannate Tin Plating 3 Vats 1200mm x 600mm x 500mm Phosphate (Manganese Class 1) 6 – (250mm x 250mm) Baskets per Cycle Copper Plating 1 Vat 1000mm x 250mm x 250mm Zinc Plating 500mm Barrel Unit Chemical Blackening of Copper & Brass 200mm x 200mm Basket Ardrox 160B Passivation of Brass 200mm x 200mm Basket Alocrom 1200 250mm x 250mm Basket Chromic Acid Anodising (incl black dye) 2 Vats 2500mm x 1000mm x 1000mm
Chromic Acid Anodising
Class 1 Phosphate
Processes we have experience of are:
Processes Aluminium Plating Gold Plating Hard Anodising Hard Chromium Plating Sulphuric Anodising Metal Spraying Bronze Plating Nickel Plating Cadmium Plating Passivation of Stainless Steel Chromate Magnesium Alloys Silver Plating Chromium Plating Sulphamate Nickel Plating Electroless Nickel Plating
We have three paint shops, two for low volume work and one for medium to high volume:
Process Scope Wet Spraying single and 2 pack to commercial, DEFSTAN and Aerospace standards 4 water wash booths Stoving (3 track ovens gas/infrared and 2 box ovens) 2000mm x 1000mm Powder Coating (electrostatic) 2000mm x 1000mm
NDT & Part Marking in line with Nadcap approval and customer-specific requirement.
Process Scope Small magnetic particle inspection up to 300mm, 0-1000 AMPS, 17250 Ampere turns MF Large magnetic particle inspection up to 1500mm, 0-6000 AMPS, 22000 Ampere turns MF Dye penetrant inspection level 2, 3 & 4 penetrants, components up to 400mm
To make an enquiry about Aerospace Manufacturing please contact us.