Machining parts from billet and barstock is a process ideal for producing complex and precision components. In fact, many companies in the Aerospace supply chain have greatly reduced metal castings from their product line in favor of the quality and consistency achieved from hogouts. Benefits include:
- Often cost-competitive with castings, depending on geometry and quantity
- Ideal when teams require the flexibility of real-time design change
- Offers a very broad range of high-quality raw material options
Our engineers have experience with a broad range of materials including common and exotic grades of metal and plastic.
- 6000 series aluminum
- 7000 series aluminum
- Stainless steel
Working from a solid model, our team and state-of-the-art CNC equipment produce high quality components accurately, reliably, and quickly – in as little as one day.
We take hogouts to the next level, the assembly level. Assemblies come in many forms, from simple to complex. We make custom components, install these components, and machine these components in place when tolerances and processes dictate. We purchase and stock commercially available and proprietary components to support customer programs at the assembly level. Coatings and non-destructive testing are typically part of the process and under our control.
We are customer certified to install threaded inserts, expansion plugs, and many types of certified assembly components. Our quality department assembles the documentation (including certifications for all assembly components and required processes) into a package that meets customer requirements.