What to Look for in an Aerospace CNC Machined Parts Manufacturer

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Industrial machined parts manufacturers must work hard to produce the best quality components at the lowest cost to remain competitive. Aerospace machined parts manufacturers face the additional challenges of strict regulatory requirements.  The US aerospace and defense market includes a complex network of contractors, manufacturers, and suppliers, most of which are small to mid-sized companies… Read more »

Counterfeit Parts Pose Increasing Problem for Manufacturers

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Every manufacturer relies on quality parts and components to build the products they take to market. Industry-specific manufacturing standards, such as AS9100D  for aerospace machined parts, mean there are added critical requirements for parts as well as the processes used to make them. Counterfeit or inauthentic parts and components are becoming an increasing problem for… Read more »

Addressing FOD Issues in Precision Machined Parts

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The term FOD refers to a topic that is a significant concern in many manufacturing sectors, including aerospace parts machining. Depending on the context, the acronym can refer to Foreign Object Debris, Foreign Object Damage, as well as Foreign Object Detection. The National Aerospace FOD Prevention Inc. (NAFPI), offers the following definitions: Foreign Object Debris… Read more »