Aircraft Machining Services

Aircraft machining refers to the process of using specialized tools along with capable technicians to create precision aircraft parts. This results in aircraft components and parts that custom-fit to a design for maximum efficiency.

Aircraft machining requires a vast knowledge of various materials and an understanding of how to work with these materials to obtain the desired final product.

As one of the top aircraft component manufacturers in the country, PFI Advanced Equipment Manufacturing has almost twenty years of experience with customized metal fabrication. Our expertise with the materials and tools allows us to manufacture aircraft components that meet your vision.

aircraft fabrication

Various Aviation Industry Fabrication Services

Industrial aircraft fabrication services consist of creating specific or custom aircraft components out of raw materials. However, aviation industry fabrication services go well beyond simply manufacturing specific components for aircraft. PFI can perform a variety of actions to the raw material in order to achieve the final result, including:

  • Milling material – a process of removing raw material to produce the desired part within the print specifications.
  • Turning material – a process of rotating the material and removing unwanted portions with precision and uniformity
  • Drilling or punching material to create holes and openings for other components
  • Assembling or welding the materials into final components
  • Extruding metal into unique shapes – a process that forces material through a uniquely shaped cavity to create a unique design. It is important to note that PFI does not extrude the metal; however, any metal that has been provided to us by our clients can be modified!
  • Threading materials to allow the piece to be easily connected to assembled to another component

Contact PFI today for your personalized quote on customized aviation machining parts.

Aircraft Alloy Fabrication

PFI has experience in custom machining parts and fabricating aircraft parts using several alloys, including:

  • Alloy 625 (Inconel®) is a nickel-chromium-molybdenum alloy. The alloy resists a wide range of severely corrosive environments and is especially resistant to pitting and crevice corrosion. Used in aerospace and marine engineering. Alloy 625 is commonly used in plate, round bar, and sheet metal forms.
  • Alloy X-750 (Inconel®) is a nickel-chromium alloy like alloy 600 but made precipitation-can be hardened by adding aluminum and titanium. It has good resistance to corrosion and oxidation along with high tensile and creep-rupture properties at temperatures of 1300°F (700°C). Used in tooling, and aircraft structures. Alloy X-750 (Inconel®) comes in wire, sheet metal, round bar, and other forms.
  • L-605 is a nonmagnetic solid-solution strengthened cobalt-base alloy that has good oxidation-corrosion resistance as well as high strength at elevated temperatures. It has been used for nozzle diaphragm valves, rings, springs, etc. L-605 can be purchased in many forms including sheet metal, round, flat, square bar, and other forms.
  • Stainless Steel Alloys: Stainless steels are steels that contain a minimum of 10% chromium and are more resistant to corrosion than normal steels. Stainless steels can vary in composition from a simple alloy of iron and chromium to complex alloys containing chromium, nickel, and various other elements in small quantities.
  • Titanium: As a metal, titanium is well known for corrosion resistance and for its high strength-to-weight ratio.
  • Aluminum Alloys: Aluminum and its alloys are today considered one of the most practical of metals for a variety of reasons. Its low cost, lightweight, and modern appearance are among the primary reasons for its widespread use.

Applications for PFI’s Aircraft Manufactured Components

Precision aircraft components can be used in any aircraft such as helicopters, commuter airlines, turboprop aircraft, and jets. Aircraft rely on high quality and precision-made components to operate safely and efficiently. Additionally, each of these aircraft typically requires a specially made or unique part that is not readily available for aircraft manufacturers.

PFI Advanced Equipment Manufacturing specializes in taking your complicated aircraft design and fabricating aircraft pieces into reality.

Choose PFI as Your Aircraft Component Manufacturer

PFI is a national leader as one of the top aircraft component manufacturers. As of this year, we have recertified ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D until January 2025. This registration is difficult to obtain, but PFI Advanced Equipment Manufacturing, LLC is certified in Custom Machining and Fabrication of Foam, Plastic, and Metal Parts in accordance with AS9104/1:2012-01.

We always strive to create aircraft components to operate at their fullest potential.
PFI wants to work with you to manufacture aircraft components, so contact us today to get started!