The Protomatic blog, “Precisely Speaking,” is where you’ll get useful information on all aspects of precision CNC machining.
Addressing Foreign Object Damage
Foreign Object Damage (FOD) is a major concern in the aviation, space, and defense industry, as well as other manufacturing industries. It is interesting that no FOD requirements are noted in the AS9100D standard.
Protomatic is always working to provide our customers with the best quality and value in the business. This means we are constantly seeking out opportunities to implement new technologies and best practices that ultimately benefit our customers.
The changing demands in the aerospace industry mean CNC machine shops can no longer be content to simply machine components. They must now concern themselves with the lifetime performance of the component.
Protomatic, a Dexter, MI, precision CNC machine shop, manufactures small and medium-sized complex, high-precision components. We specialize in prototype and low-volume projects for commercial and private companies, particularly those involved in space exploration or military applications.
A new CNC cold-spray, metal-additive 3D metal printing machine has arrived at Protomatic and is now in testing and small-scale operation. The machine is the first of its type in the United States. It is manufactured by Australian 3D metal printing company SPEE3D.
Enhancing our ISO-9001 registration with AS9100D is another example of how CNC machine shop, Protomatic, continues to meet the most demanding aerospace machining requirements through a commitment to “Life-Saving Precision.”
In October of 2017, Kobe Steel acknowledged falsifying material certification data about the quality of aluminum and copper it sold in the last 10 years. It stated that a subsidiary operating in China, Thailand and Malaysia manufactured products such as copper piping, aluminum and steel wire.
When you’re looking for assistance developing your aerospace component prototype, there are a number of things that you should be looking for. Does the company that you’re working with have an on-site aerospace machining facility?