Precision is of the upmost 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.
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, choose Owens Industries. 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 which 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 work extensively with many different aerospace materials, including:
With industry leading capabilities in precision CNC milling, micro machining, EDM, Lathe work and more, you can rely on Owens Industries when small parts are critical to getting big Aerospace projects off the ground.
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 space craft 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.
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 air flow 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 which often seem nearly impossible to produce. Just as those astronautic designs pushed the boundaries of what is achievable, Owens’ industries pushes the limits of our machines and engineers to achieve the unthinkable on earth so aerospace companies can reach the unimaginable in space.