Precision is of the utmost importance in the Aerospace industry. A single imperfection or faulty component can cause thousands of dollars in damage when it comes to space crafts and space stations, in addition to being a huge safety risk. Owens Industries is dedicated to producing precision aerospace components machined to the highest accuracy for their specific application.
Aerospace CNC machining is the creation of parts used in assembling and maintaining aircraft and space shuttles. CNC-machined components, kits, and assemblies are often necessary for aircrafts in the aerospace industry. Whether you need hinges, bushings, manifolds, clamps, or other custom manufactured parts, aerospace equipment, and aircraft parts need the best components made with the highest quality metals in order to function properly. Titanium and Kovar are most often used for aerospace components, but others include stainless steel, Inconel, aluminum, brass, bronze, ceramic, copper, and other certain types of plastic.
Our engineers meet and exceed industry standards, continually revolutionizing the machining process. Whether your aerospace parts require 5 axis CNC machining, fine wire EDM, or Plunge/Sink EDM with exacting tolerances, Owens’ machinists have the knowledge, experience, and dedication to deliver the complex components you need with the highest precision possible. When normal CNC Machine Shops consider your aerospace precision machining needs impossible to achieve, Owens Industries wants your call. Our friendly staff works with you to get every detail exactly right, producing quality products that fit your specifications and needs. Leaders in the CNC industry, we deliver incredible services that achieve incredible results. We have the best CNC machining equipment along with decades of experience helping us accept and meet challenges other machining companies are not capable of accomplishing.
The Robonaut, a robot arm designed in partnership by NASA and GM, required a bicep assembly part. This was a unique request since this robot arm would have to be fully functional while working on the moon. Several unique environmental factors had to be considered.
There was no room for errors in this part’s machination – this robot arm would have to fit perfectly with other parts once assembled, offering the mobility required for its specific uses, construction, and exploratory tasks that are deemed unsafe and/or unrealistic for humans. The skilled Owens machinists were able to successfully design and create a fully functional bicep assembly part to the exact NASA required specifications. NASA was so pleased with our work, they commissioned two more bicep assemblies.
Our CNC engineers have extensive experience with component casings intended for use with Doppler radar and satellites. Designing a computer chassis house made to withstand spaceflight is only one example of the precision aerospace components machined by our industry-leading experts. We also excel at machining connectors for blades and turbines, flexors, and fluid controls for aerospace applications. Between our advanced technology, unbeatable customer care, and high-quality precise parts we are just what you and your business needs for all your wire EDM needs.
We work extensively with many different aerospace materials, including:
With industry-leading capabilities in precision CNC milling, micromachining, EDM, Lathe work, and more, you can rely on Owens Industries when small parts are critical to getting big Aerospace projects off the ground. No matter how intricate the component we have the state of the art machines to handle the task.
The CNC experts at Owens Industries manufacture parts used in aerospace applications. We understand these components need to be made with the most precise accuracy and the highest quality materials, and with our CNC Swiss lathes at our Wisconsin facility, our CNC engineers are guaranteed to manufacture your part to the very best standards. The advanced technology needed to manufacture OEM aerospace parts requires the tightest tolerances and best precision machines, and Owens Industries is the best machine shop for the job.
Our Swiss machining lathes have a wide range of capabilities that allow our CNC experts to manufacture the most precise parts at the lowest possible cost. From wire and sinker EDM to precision micromachining, the professionals at Owens Industries can produce the most technologically advanced aerospace components with our Swiss machining lathes.
Some of the components we can manufacture with our Swiss lathes for the aerospace industry include:
Get the best CNC components from the professionals at Owens Industries. Learn more about the professional CNC Swiss machining services we offer at our Wisconsin facility.
As the aerospace industry extends its reach - with aeronautical engineers building commercial, military, and private aircrafts capable of flying ever higher and faster - and astronautic engineers requiring even more exacting precision for spacecraft and satellite components, the need for precision machined parts is on the rise. Component manufacturers of these types depend on OEM parts with the tightest tolerances to fit in with complex subsystems of satellite platforms, spacecraft structural components, or propulsion systems.
Since 1944 Owens Industries has been advancing along with the evolving aerospace tech. Our temperature and contaminant-controlled CNC facility gives us the ability to produce high-end OEM components for the most complex applications. The aerospace industry is always advancing and our team is dedicated to advancing with it. No matter the task at hand our creative professionals can handle it.
Exploration of an ever-expanding universe requires some pretty big ideas, but the secret to success often lies in precise measurements. Back on Earth, Owens’ stands out as the leader in precision CNC milling and micromachining capable of micron positional accuracies. Whether you need a valve housing for a complex hydrogen propulsion system, a meticulously crafted microwave housing component, or a titanium spline for an airflow meter, Owens Industries is unrivaled in their machining capabilities.
Our 5 Axis cutting systems and wire EDM processes give us the ability to cut up to accuracies of .05µm, with .0015 corner radii.
Aerospace firms like SSL, Boeing, Airbus, Raytheon, General Dynamics, or Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. require the highest quality machined parts, and few precision machine shops can rival the capability, technology, and talent offered by Owens’ team of expert engineers and CNC machinists.
The advanced designs of Atlas and Ariane Rockets, the Dream Chaser Cargo System, AsiaStat 8 geostationary communications satellite, or the Space X Dragon require advanced parts that often seem nearly impossible to produce. Just as those astronautic designs pushed the boundaries of what is achievable, Owens’ industries push the limits of our machines and engineers to achieve the unthinkable on earth so aerospace companies can reach the unimaginable in space.
|Part||Application||Machining Process Used||Material||Specific Feature|
|Valve Seat||Air Flow Regulator||Mill/Turn||347 Stainless Steel||Diameters held within 0.0005" Concentricities|
|Control Valve Housing||Aircraft Brake||4-Axis Milling||2024-T351 Aluminum||MIL Spec Ports and Internal Features|
|Check Valve||Brake Fluid Flow Control||Precision Turning||18-8 Stainless Steel Cond B||32 Micro finish on all Surfaces|
|Piston||Engine Valve||Conventional CNC Turning||7075-T651 Aluminum||Maintaining Class 1 Diameter Fit Tolerance|
|Hinge, Convergent Flap||Flap Control||3-Axis Milling||Inconel 718||Deep Groove Milling|
|Housing, Aileron||Flap Control||5-Axis Milling||15-5PH Cond H1025||Machining Finned Housing from Solid Billet Stock|
|Battery Core||Safety Equipment||Swiss Screw Machine||6061-T6 Aluminum||Black Anodized Sleeve|
|Machined Reflector||Wing Lights||5 Axis Profile Milling||6061-T6 Aluminum||Milling and Polishing 16 Reflective Pockets|
|Cylinder Assembly||Flow Channel for Booster Rocket||Turning with Ceramic Inserts||A286 Alloy||Deep Drilling Through Interrupted Surfaces|
|Thruster Body||Satellite Propulsion||Precision EDM||6Al-4v Grade 5 Titanium||EDM Nozzle Micro Taper Vectored Thru Hole|
|DM Cover||Satellite Component||Mill/Turn||6061-T651 Aluminum||Turn, Mill and Drill Flanged Cover|
|Grid Clamp||Satellite Component||CNC Turn||AISI 304 Stainless Steel||Turn 0.044" Thick Ring|