Aerospace manufacturers need to consistently produce high-quality products quickly and at the lowest possible cost. The exacting standards of aerospace machining mean that each part must be machined with exact precision, no matter how challenging the task. Rising material prices are driving up the cost of scrap, making minimization of waste an important consideration.
Manufacturing a machine as sophisticated as an airplane or space vehicle requires special attention during the production processes. Aerospace components continually suffer extremes of temperature, pressure and velocity and are often in service for many decades. They are often constructed from difficult-to-machine materials such as titanium, invar, or exotic plastics. For these reasons it is important for a qualified manufacturer to use the most sophisticated machine tools on the market and have the most stringent quality controls.