Large Aerospace Tier 1 Supplier
MetSource proves to be valuable in providing solutions for Tier 1 Aircraft Ventilation Systems
Recently, a Tier 1 Aerospace Design Engineer approached MetSource to produce 2 new parts for a Vane Axial Fan used in aircraft ventilation systems.These are critical systems to aircraft passengers as they provide conditioned air and more importantly oxygen to the cabin from outside air. Our potential customer’s Engineer proposed investment castings with subsequent machining as the best fit. MetSource Engineers evaluated part manufacturability using our proprietary evaluation system. MetSource worked with the potential customer to evaluate all options and to suggest the best method to produce the given parts. After review and consultation, it was determined that a machined component out of Aluminum bar stock using a 5- axis CNC machine would be the optimal manufacturing method to minimize cost while maintaining geometric tolerancing on vane placement and pitch.
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MetSource worked with our manufacturing partner offerings-axis CNC machiningcapability to produc the 2 components. This allowed direct transfer of a 3D model from our customer to our Machining center; reducing Lead-times in machine setup and ensuring proper geometry of the finished components. 50 samples of each partwere produced, inspected, and shipped.to the Design Engineer for his review and evaluation within a matter of a few weeks. The result: MetSource was able to provide two precision machined components to our customer, minimizing cost while optimizing part manufacturability.
Design Engineer proposed two new parts that he needed manufactured as quickly as possible while minimizing project cost. The two precision components carried quality requirements associated with Aerospace industry specifications. The finished parts were required in a matter of weeks while minimizing overall cost to manufacture.
THE METSOURCE SOLUTION
MetWource in conjunction with our customer’s Design Engineer, evaluated producing 2 prec1s1on Aerospace parts using our proprietary evaluation system. The system evaluates method of Manufacture, cost of any Tooling, cost to Manufacture, Quality requirements and Speed to produce these parts;in order to determine the optimal solution for our potential Customer.
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MetSource partnered with our Manufacturer to machine 2 precision components in a 5-axis CNC Machining center with an expedited turnaround. 50 initial samples were produced and delivered. Evaluation of components is almost complete and Production orders are expected.MetSource Literally provided a solution that sustains Life during flight
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