Machining

Machining


AC&A has a reputation for providing high quality, cost-effective composite and metallic components for the Aerospace, Defense, Space and Automotive industries. As a vertically integrated composite part and tooling supplier, AC&A has the capability to machine all types of non-metallic materials, ranging from low-density foams to carbon and ceramic composites. AC&A specializes in machining aluminum and ferrous materials, but also has the capability to machine materials including Invar and all hard metals. Very few composite or metallic components are outside AC&A’s machining capabilities, with fourteen 5-axis CNC machines ranging in envelope up to 480-inches long by 157-inches wide by 59-inches high.


No matter how complex the composite or metallic part, AC&A has the machining, fixture design and manufacturing capability to ensure your parts are made efficiently, cost-effectively, and within tolerance. With the recent addition of our two American GFM 6-Axis Ultrasonic RMT-50 machines, AC&A has the capability to precisely trim carbon fiber parts, including those with complex inlayed honeycomb cores. Whether it be new composite or metallic part manufacturing, tooling design and machining, or resurfacing of master tools or die repairs, AC&A has the machining solution for all your needs.


Equipment
  • Jobs 5-Axis Jotech - 59.00" x 27.50" x 23.00" - 40,000 RPM
  • Jobs 5-Axis Jotech - 63.00" x 31.50" x 35.50" - 30,000 RPM
  • Jobs 5-Axis 131 - 98.00" x 50.00" x 35.50" - 30,000 RPM
  • Jobs 5-Axis 131 - 98.00" x 50.00" x 35.50" - 15,000 RPM
  • Jobs 5-Axis 131 - 98.00" x 50.00" x 35.50" - 15,000 RPM
  • Jobs 5-Axis Blitz - 102.00" x 86.50" x 35.50" - 24,000 RPM
  • Jobs 5-Axis Linx - 244.00" x 144.00" x 59.00" - 27,000 RPM
  • Jobs 5-Axis Linx - 400.00" x 116.00" x 49.00" - 15,000 RPM
  • Jobs 5-Axis Linx - 480” x 157.4” x 59.00”- 27,000 RPM
  • American GFM 6-Axis Ultrasonic RMT-50 - 367.87" x 82.67" x 27.79"
  • American GFM 6-Axis Ultrasonic RMT-50 - 367.87" x 82.67" x 27.79"
  • Okada ModelMaster 6225 - - 18,000 RPM
  • Large Autoclave - 40.00' x 7.00' Dia. - 150PSI, 375F
  • Small Autoclave - 9.00' x 4.00' Dia. - 250PSI, 650F
  • Wisconsin Walk-in Oven - 30.00' x 9.00' x 8.00' - Expandable to 46’, 650F.
  • Respecta DB-VaC13A/30-40 Casting Machine
  • Seamless modeling paste, Tartler, Nodopox 200 light, paste dispensing machine.
  • Climate controlled lamination room.

Water Jet


AC&A’s suite of machining capabilities also includes a Mach 4c, 5-axis water jet. The Mach 4c water jet gives AC&A a range of capabilities, from roughing billet aluminum from 0.1 inches to 12 inches thick, to precisely manufacturing a finished part. Water jet capability supports every division of AC&A, allowing for the efficient and cost-effective manufacturing of composite and metallic components, tooling and tooling supports.