Aerospace component machining companies have many defence and commercial airline projects subcontracted to them by large global Aerospace majors. But machining shops, if caught in unfamiliar territory can get themselves into trouble when working on such complex projects. Machine shops new to aerospace machining should be aware of the risks, not just the rewards. Aerospace majors place the highest demands for quality and precision for all components sourced machining shops. If suppliers are not aware of the complexities of aerospace machining, they can be stuck in a contract which they find difficult to execute and potentially lose money every time they machine a part.
Anyone looking at taking up machining of such complex aerospace materials may want to do a little more homework to fully understand the challenges before they get started. Hence it is critical is to plan exactly how to handle aerospace materials better and how to apply the right techniques for optimal machining.