Category: Aerospace

Legacy Part Refresh: When tool life end, market demand, and technical debt mean you need to relook old parts in a new light

It’s still not unusual for a mature industry (such as aerospace) to have parts that look like they were designed on a drafting table. Some of those parts likely were. If you have legacy parts with designs so “vintage” they have to be referenced by pulling an actual paper blueprint or if, in the course of mergers, all design documentation has been lost in the shuffle and all that remains is a worn tool or a “golden part”, well, it is time for a part …

Certifying additive manufactured parts for aerospace how difficult is it?

You may want to start qualification process to your printed components of your additive manufacturing operations. The good news is that the procedure is similar to what you are used to certifying your machined and formed parts.  In order to develop a high-level understanding of the qualification process it is important to discern the differences between typical certification processes and additive manufacturing certification processes as they pertain to parts, materials, and process.  …