CNC Machining of a Fitting for the Aerospace Industry

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Project Description

Since 1971, Thuro Metal Products, Inc. has earned a reputation for delivering quality, precision-machined metal components using a mix of technology and experience in a variety of industries including aerospace. Companies recognize these capabilities and turn to us for challenging parts like the W1548 fitting for aircraft fuel delivery systems.

Using the experience gained from more than 40 years of work in aerospace, we machined the part pictured above, from a 4″x6″piece of solid T8511 aluminum alloy per SAE-AMS-QQ-225/6 standards. Our skilled technicians used state-of-the-art equipment including a CNC lathe with live tooling, CNC milling machine and horizontal milling machines to achieve a maximum operating pressure of 65 PSIG inner and 30 PSIG outer for the part. Incorporating a secondary deburring operation, we ensured a 32 RMS surface finish for the O-ring grooves, along with a ±.002″ tolerance for the outside diameter per customer and SAE specifications.

Using our extensive Multi-Tasking CNC Turning and CNC Milling capabilities, in combination with lean manufacturing practices, we completed all of the production tool and fixture design, production and validation, and all programming and 1st piece set up validation, within 8 weeks after inception of the project.

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